Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
September 16, 2002
WAR: Unasked Questions

Mark Steyn tells tales from the urban legend that Muslim kids in New York knew in advance about the World Trade Center attacks, and asks why the media hasn't followed up. Among other things, he implies that the Rockland/Westchester Journal News fired or demoted a reporter for a story showing that at least one Brooklyn student told his teacher a week earlier that "See those two buildings? They won't be standing there next week." This strikes me as odd - Rockland County (where I grew up) is heavily Jewish, even heavily Hasidic (its congressman, House International Relations Chairman Benjamin Gilman, is fiercely pro-Israel). Granted, the Journal News is owned by the national Gannett chain, which may be more susceptible to pressure groups . . . there's got to be more to the story.

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