Wednesday, May 19, 2004

A modest offer

iraq / coverage / do-it-yourself
Justin, a USA Today reader, complains about the coverage of only "bad news" from Iraq. Matt Taibbi offers him the opportunity to fix this himself:
...I would like to offer to send him to Iraq at my own expense. I would also like to offer him (assuming my editors cooperate) all the column inches in New York Press that he desires to send the missing good news back to the deprived readership of the United States. [Editors' note: Consider it done.]

I have two conditions. The first is that he goes unarmed and unescorted. The second is that he wear, every day, a t-shirt emblazoned with the American flag on the front, and also bearing an Arabic inscription on the back that reads, "God Bless the U.S."...

Hilarious in a deadly serious, Swiftian way.

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