Letters to the Editor
The New York Times
229 W. 43rd St.
New York, N.Y. 10036 Dec. 15, 2003
In an article of Dec 12 the NYT has again shown its bias against Croatia.
One has to wonder what exactly is NY Times' problem? That same reporter,
Mr. Wood, who in a recent article made false statements about Croatia,
has now been sniffing around in Croatia to uncover some older, obscure
case of injustice under the title " A Homeless Veteran's Sad Plight in
Near-Feudal Croatia". We don't get the other side of the case but are
made to believe it was the "nationalists" who caused the veteran's
plight. And where does the reporter get the information? From a left-wing
reporter of a left wing rag. And "Feudal Croatia"? "A Tale of Extortion
and Slavery"? Excuse me, but slavery never existed in Croatia - you are
looking at the wrong country!
Of course the NYT was always loud in its criticism of the supposed
"nationalism" of the first HDZ government of the Croatian state, while
greeting enthusiastically the 2000 elections that ushered in as Prime
Minister a so-called "reformed" Communist - turned Socialist. Suddenly
Croatians were not "nationalists" any longer. Now that they threw out in
the new elections the left wing socialists, for the same reasons they
threw out the "nationalists" previously , namely for poor performance in
the economy and corruption, and elected a center-right party, Croatians
are again branded "nationalists" by the NYT!
Hilda M. Foley
13272 Orange Knoll
Santa Ana, Ca. 92705