Bob Kerrey, New School’s ‘Moderate’ War Criminal

With Bob Kerrey back in the news (New York Times, 12/11/08) as the faculty of the New School University that he heads gives him a vote of no confidence, it’s worth recalling the kid-glove treatment given to him by most of the media when his involvement in Vietnam-era war crimes was revealed (Extra!, 7-8/01). Oddly, New York Times reporters Marc Santora and Lisa Foderaro, who wrote about the New School vote, don’t seem to recall that Kerrey participated in a massacre of Vietnamese civilians–an atrocity that caused considerable controversy when it was exposed by the New York Times Magazine (4/25/01)–when […]