Wednesday, August 15, 2007
A Prescription for Regaining a Reputation
Right now the decibels of the crickets chirping is about 90 and growing louder and more ominous with each passing day. When editor Franklin Foer took over for fast talking, slow thinking Peter Beinart in February of this year, the New York Times reported that Foer was taking over the helm of a magazine which had lost nearly 40% of its already low circulation in four years. It doesn't appear they have a lot of cushion left to be losing 40% more, but they will if they continue to let this matter fester.
Having said all that, this really is nothing. Even if everything Beauchamp wrote was true, all he accused himself and fellow soldiers of doing was being rude and insensitive and killing dogs. Wow. War is indeed Hell. It's the cover-up that is doing the lyin's share of the damage.