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Until the leftists and liberals who populate the advocacy print and broadcast media’s reporting and editorial management ranks are replaced with someone ï¿½ anyone — with objectivity and a commitment to report news, we’re not going to see them give our Armed Forces a break.
The severity of the bias shows when you can get almost 2.3 million hits on Google about the tempest in a very small teapot that Abu Ghraib was and remains. Too, a search of the New York Times archives for “Abu Ghraib” gives almost 2500 hits.
Perhaps, too, the services should spend more advertising dollars in broadcasting not just the thrill of serving, but also the very positive things about civil action in which they engage.
One of the best roundups of their positive contributions I’ve seen is the bi-weekly report of Australian Arthur Chrenkoff, who is located at chrenkoff.blogspot.com, published by the Wall Street Journal’s OpinionJournal. If someone seeks real news about the reconstruction of Iraq and how the U.S. military is involved, that’s a prime resource.p>For instance, he reported June 13 that the U.S. Corps of Engineers just completed its 1,000th reconstruction project in Iraq. For that, let’s raise a toast to the eagle that looks like a duck and give thanks to all the soldiers who wear that castle of gold. Essayons! br> — C. Kenna Amos Jr. br> Princeton, West Virginia /p>
Ben has hit the nail on the head, again. He has identified the biggest problem with maintaining the military strength of this country, the MEDIA. But he has not lived under the media microscope, as a military or law enforcement person, and does not realize the true scope of the problem.
With regards to the way the media handles reports from the operational theaters, the reasons for the negative bias are twofold.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?