in defense of a different hawk
The Dodd, a former Navy man himself, tees off on an odious propaganda piece in the UK-based Times Online that used an unusual but unrelated incident as an opportunity to represent the US aircraft carrier (and a non-nuclear one, as the article erroneously claims) USS Kitty Hawk as practically a slave galley. ("Boarding one is like entering a time warp back to the former Deep South.") "Rarely have I seen a more shockingly inaccurate, biased, and utterly reprehensible example of so-called journalism," Dodd begins, going on to call the piece "rife with errors, distortions and blatant lies," a charge even the most cursory read verifies.
Better still, he's dispatched an eloquent email (scroll down in the comment thread) to the offending editors.
Update: This British blogger is irate as well.