This morning’s Washington Post finally allows an accurate description of the sponsors of last weekend’s “antiwar” marches to appear in its pages, the group known to New York Times readers as “the activist group International Answer.”
The Post, which didn’t do much better by its readers than the Times, relegates the information to an opinion column on its editorial page, but there it is: “International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) is a front group for the communist Workers World Party. The Workers World Party is, literally, a Stalinist organization. It rose out of a split within the old Socialist Workers Party over the Soviet Union’s 1956 invasion of Hungary — the breakaway Workers World Party was all for the invasion. International ANSWER today unquestioningly supports any despotic regime that lays any claim to socialism, or simply to anti-Americanism. It supported the butchers of Beijing after the slaughter of Tiananmen Square. It supports Saddam Hussein and his Baathist torture-state. It supports the last official Stalinist state, North Korea, in the mass starvation of its citizens. It supported Slobodan Milosevic after the massacre at Srebrenica. It supports the mullahs of Iran, and the narco-gangsters of Colombia and the bus-bombers of Hamas.”
On behalf of all those who get their information from newspapers and other organs of the mainstream media–thank you, Michael Kelly, for “Marching with Stalinists.” And on behalf of Power Line readers and others who rely on the blogosphere–thank you, Rocket Man, for scooping the New York Times, the Washington Post, and every other previous winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism on this important story. If you don’t win the Pulitzer this year, you wuz robbed!
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