Thursday, August 26, 2004

The New York Times, Boston Globe, and tons of other US newspapers are going crazy. An Israeli won an olympic Gold medal. The New York Times has a picture of the winner on the front page today (and 2 pictures inside the paper), and the paper thinks that this is the first time ever that a country has ever won that gold medal. (Tomorrow, the paper may carry a correction to the effect that indeed some 80 other countries have also won the medal; but Israel is special--only for the US that is). And US media can afford to cover that story as all is calm and peaceful in Iraq.