Friday, July 01, 2005

If it's Reuters bashing America, it must be Friday!

Jonah Goldberg points out this example of gratuitous America-bashing in this Reuters article about the world's oldest woman:

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch woman who swears by a daily helping of herring for a healthy life celebrated her 115th birthday on Wednesday as the oldest living person on record.

Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, a former needlework teacher, was born in 1890, the year Sioux Indians were massacred by the U.S. military at the Battle of Wounded Knee.

The passionate soccer fan celebrated her birthday in a nursing home in the northern Dutch town of Hoogeveen.

"She eats a piece of herring every day because it's good for the health," said Johan Beijering, director of the Westerkim nursing home. "She is still mentally full of vitality."

Curious as to what else may've happened in 1890, I found this page and there are plenty of interesting historical events and very famous figures who were born that year, but the reliably anti-American Reuters goes for this factoid. Neat, eh?

While big media liars Eason Jordan and that woman whose name escapes me mouth off the slanders about how U.S. forces are allegedly targeting journalists, it's stuff like this that almost makes it seem reasonable if they were, but they aren't.

Freedom of the press is a waste when they refuse to tell the Truth. Freedom to lie isn't, or shouldn't be their right.

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