According to Answers.com/Wikipedia, Omar is a poet turned journalist. Apparently his emotional approach to writing hasn't entirely eroded with the change in jobs.
Omar has an interesting approach to journalism. In the story I talked about earlier, he referred to comments by "one American Red Indian skeptic," leading me to think he may have tracked down comments by resume-enhancing former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill.
No such luck. Omar seems to have culled the quotation from the commentary section of the liberal Web site Common Dreams, in response to a story borrowed from Agence France Presse:
ontheres July 16th, 2007 5:18 pm Common Dreams)(
Way to dig into the story, there, Omar!
How does Omar know the poster is really an American Indian?
What makes this anonymous source worth quoting, other than it may suit Omar's agenda?
I have no problem with dropping the pretense of objectivity in journalism, but responsible journalism--whatever the underlying bias--at least attempts to make a reasonable case for its editorial position.
Kaleem Omar offers us a scatterbrained polemic, not responsible journalism.