The Art of Dodging

The New York Times‘ bizarre claim that the now infamous shoe-throwing is indicative of Iraqis’ “conflicted views” on Bush should perhaps come as no surprise. As independent journalist Dahr Jamail reveals in the latest issue of FAIR’s magazine Extra!, the paper of record is just as apt a dodger of the indisputable facts of Iraqi opinion as the president proved himself to be in yesterday’s press conference.

Jamail’s article, “As Usual, NYT Ignores Iraqi Opinion: Anecdotes trump polls on withdrawal,” which is now available online, documents the Times‘ record of ignoring scientific evidence of overwhelming Iraqi support for ending the occupation.