Wednesday, December 07, 2005

A misleading headline...

The headline in today's New York Times reads, "Not Guilty Verdicts in Florida Terror Trial are Setback for U.S." This is a reference to the "not quilty" verdict in the case of Sami al-Arian, an advocate for Palestinian causes.

I agree with Atrios - this NYT headline is misleading.

The assumption behind the headline is that the jury made a mistake. Maybe this person was falsely accused because of his views. I consider it a victory for the people of the United States when a jury has the courage to find a person who may be falsely accused innocent - even when that person has already been convicted by the MSM pundits.

It's still not un-American to advocate for unpopular causes...including the rights of Palestinians.