Dean vs. NYT

I get blasted for my occasional (okay, daily) venture into screaming at people. But the usually mellow Dean Esmay has had it with the New York Times, and it’s a beautiful thing to read.

Dean stopped reading too soon. Here is the entire list of NYT’s “complete” coverage of Iraq. Complete my Irish-white rear-end. Negative stories are in bold. (12 of 17)

**[Shiite Faction Ready to Shun Sunday's Election in Iraq](** By DEXTER FILKINS A radical cleric's refusal to endorse the election foreshadowed a less than overwhelming voter turnout in Iraq. • [A Dry Run in Basra]( | [Campaign Tactics]( • **[Interactive: Iraq Election](pop_me_up2('/packages/khtml/2005/01/19/international/20050119_iraq_ELECTIONS_GRAPHIC.html','600_475','width=600, height=475,scrollbars=yes,toolbars=no,resizable=yes');) | [Complete Coverage](**

Flashback to the 60’s: A Sinking Sensation of Parallels Between Iraq and Vietnam
Nearly two years after the American invasion of Iraq, comparisons to the conflict in Vietnam are bubbling to the fore.

Bush Says Iraqi Leaders Will Want U.S. Forces to Stay to Help
President Bush said in an interview that he would withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq if the new government asked him to do so.
Excerpts: In Bush’s Words

For Troops' Loved Ones, a Day of Loss and Dreams Cut Short

Reservist to Offer Guilty Plea in Jail Assault

Iraqi Candidate Killed on Videotape; Other Attacks Leave a Marine and Several Iraqis Dead

Even in Paradise of Turquoise Waters, Absence and Stress Take Their Toll

Iraqi Scientist Discusses A-Bomb Effort

The King Is Dead (Has Been for 46 Years) but Two Iraqis Hope: Long Live the King!

In Violence-Prone Mosul, Voters Will Need a Shield of Snipers

A Taste of Big-City Politicking in Basra

In Bush’s Words: Iraq, Abortion, Social Security, Diplomacy and the Presidency

Names of the Dead

31 Americans Die as Marine Copter Goes Down in Iraq

Bush Portrays Iraq Vote as Step in a Global March to Freedom

Across Baghdad, Security Is Only an Ideal

Anti-Vote Violence in Iraq Is Intensifying, Latest Data Show