The media is writing every day about the conditions of children at the southern U.S. border. They are upset and angry that in families entering the country illegally, children are being torn from their parents, being put “in cages” and living in unsanitary conditions.
Perhaps they have turned a new leaf. In the past, the welfare of children never seemed to be a focus of the “progressive” media.
For years, The New York Times profited off of tours to countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran as part of its “Journeys” program. It profiled the Islamic countries in glowing terms as reviewed in “NY Times Disgraceful Journeys,” despite the fact that both countries EXECUTE MINORS. Such heinous activity – beyond the countries other reprehensible records regarding human rights – should have put the countries beyond the pale in terms of destinations for fun and profit.
Nope. The New York Times proudly boasted and promoted the tour packages… until something truly terrible happened.
What could be worse than torturing and executing minors? For the New York Times, it would be killing a journalist.
In October 2018, after the disappearance of controversial Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, the Times opted to suspend its trips to Saudi Arabia. His murder was viewed as a red line whereas the habitual torture and beheadings of children was a trifle to ignore.
A few weeks later, the Times would also cancel its trips to Iran because of difficulties related to obtaining visas for their “experts.” Being the leading state sponsor of terrorism, which also hanged gays – including minors – in city squares was viewed as not consequential.
It is therefore a bit rich to read the Op-ed columnist Roger Cohen’s July 13, 2019 column about human rights. Roger Cohen was one of the “experts” of the Times’ profitable Journeys tours, who suddenly became “woke,” writing angrily about the conditions of children who happily traded their soap in Honduras where they feared for their lives, for a chance to find sanctuary in the United States.
Dear Roger and the cast of “progressives” at the New York Times, when you gladly walked over the corpses of children in Saudi Arabia and Iran to make a few dollars, you lost all credibility and moral authority to lecture anyone. And when you suddenly found your spines and moral compass when a fellow “journalist” was killed, you proved your allegiance was to your profession, not human rights or decency.
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