DATE: 1/14/2005 08:46:00 PM
"What we have here is a failure to communicate". Exactly. Is it not strange to watch the MSM and how their utter disregard for "their" fellows citizens in harms way? I wish one of my grandparents were still alive to compare the coverage of the ongoing GWOT and WWII. Would there be similarities? Would the appetite for the journalistic adage, "If it bleeds, it leads," still applies in Iraq, but why only when it's American blood?
Would it? How would these news outlets be treated back then?
Please go read this brave mans complete letter. Excerpt:
Just yesterday, a major news agency's website lead read: "Suicide Bomber Kills Six in Baghdad" and "Seven Marines Die in Iraq Clashes." True, yes. Comprehensive, no. Did the author of this article bother to mention that Coalition troops killed 50 or so terrorists while incurring those seven losses? Of course not. Nor was there any mention about the substantial progress these offensive operations continue to achieve in defeating the insurgents. Unfortunately, this sort of incomplete reporting has become the norm for the media, whose poor job of presenting a complete picture of what is going on in Iraq borders on being criminal.
This goes to further this point. From Paula Zahn
tonight at 8PM EDT. Tonight topic:
"We look at the struggle of U.S. veterans torn between their belief in serving your country and doubts about the war in Iraq."
What are we saying here? I have not watched the show and care not too for the very slant that makes up the title. This steady drum beat of bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad,bad and more bad, bad, bad, bad. Is there not any good? Not one piece of good?
Yes there is but they will not show this or report how an Iraqi child
saved American soldiers lives.
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