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Reporting the War
Monday, May 16, 2005
I followed the war in Bosnia as closely as I could. The reason I say as closely as I could is because the media's attention to it was sparse at best; their attitudes often cavalier. The only allusion to failures or catastrophes that could be found in this disastrous and unjust war were on the "right-wing nutcase" internet news mags. No one knew, no one understood, no one cared. Fast forward to the coverage of the war in Iraq. Each day the mainstream media serves up an extensive buffet of stories. Every single GI killed is profiled, his family to the fifth cousin twice removed interviewed, pictures of the wife, children and sad looking family dog plastered all over the article with the ever-present disclaimer of Bush's unjust and failing war policy. Proliferate are accounts of the blood-spattered Iraqi orphans, their innocent parents lying prone under the heel of a baby-killing soldier. Every bomb blast, every shot fired, every life spent, chronicled in a never ending "in your face, America, you supported this 'quagmire'." tone. Can't today's self-professed liberals see their own hypocrisy? I guess the hypocrite never can...
posted by Jack Mercer @ 5/16/2005 05:48:00 AM  
2 Comments:
  • At 5/18/2005 06:57:00 PM, Blogger chickenhawk said…

    No, they cannot, never will, and round and round we go. It kind of sucks.

     
  • At 5/18/2005 08:57:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Hi CH! Thanks for stopping by. Of course the same goes for a lot of the right wing media, but no one particularly listens to them. What're we going to do about it?!

    No immediate solutions come to mind.

    Where do people like you and me go who don't support or endorse either power-mongering party?

    Yep...sucks big time...

     
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