Steyn on the U.N.

Mark Steyn[*1] , one of’s favorite columnists, on the U.N.:

If you think—as the media and the left do in this country—that Iraq is a God-awful mess (which it’s not), then try being the Balkans or Sudan or even Cyprus or anywhere where the problem’s been left to the United Nations.

Via Instapundit[*2] .

You Are Being Lied To

Ralph Peters, in the New York Post: “ You are being lied to. By elements in the media determined that Iraq must fail. Just give ’em the Bronx cheer.[*1] ”

It’s not just the “Iraq is on the brink of civil war” lie. Gateway Pundit calls BS[*2] three times in one day on Old Media:

Bush Job Approval at 34%[*3] . . .
Toll in Iraq’s Deadly Surge: 1,300[*4] . . .
US Troops in Iraq 72% Say End War in 2006[*5] . . .

Not one story of which appears to be factually accurate. Go to Gateway Pundit’s site to read further.

Until Old Media drops its panting orgiastic need to see the world through America/Bush-hating glasses, you simply can’t believe anything they report without considerable independent fact-checking. Remember that when you turn on the evening network news tonight, or open your newspaper tomorrow. Old Media is no longer in the business of reporting the news, but in the business of manufacturing and shaping the news.

Via Instapundit[*6] .