March 27, 2003


DEATH IN WARTIME: Damn, I feel bad for Daniel Patrick Moynihan. The former senator and adviser to four different US presidents died yesterday at the age of 76, and since his passing happened to coincide with the war in Iraq, it got next to no media coverage at all. The New York Times ran his obit in the metro section (when it would've been on Page 1 in peacetime), while its remembering-Pat editorial ran fourth from the top on the op-ed page. Same in the Post- Moynihan's obit ran on Page 7.
I can understand that war news yesterday had to take precedent- but it's just plain unfair that this American statesman won't get the tributes that he deserves.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 27, 2003 06:15 PM
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