Sunday, July 03, 2005

Anti-American Bias in Reuters?

From the Opinion Journal:
How anti-American is the Reuters “news” service? Check out the first two paragraphs of this human-interest story from Amsterdam:
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 swipe at America seems especially gratuitous given that 1890 actually was a big year in the history of the Netherlands: the year Queen Wilhelmina, age 10, ascended to the Dutch throne.
Pop Quiz History Question: did you ever learn in school about Indians massacring white settlers? It happened, but it seems to have been dropped down the PC memory hole.

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