Monday, February 13, 2006
MSM Reports the Bad and Ugly - Leaves Out the Good
Read First Lieutenant Robert C.J. Parry's editorial on the full story of the California Army National Guard's 1-184 Infantry's exploits in Iraq. Yes, some of the battalion's efforts were not in keeping with the finest traditions of the United States Army. That said, the MSM has wholly ignored the heroism and victories of the 1st of the 184th's soldiers. I can't say I'm surprised, but I'm grateful to Lt. Parry for bringing the whole story home. The LA Times will print it as commentary, but not as an actual news story. No surprise there either.
Thanks, Lt. Parry. Welcome home.
In that same light, read Lieutenant Colonel John M. Kanaley's report of the lack of Western MSM coverage of the February 10th, 2006 press conference announcing the final verification of December's election results. Most notable was this observation:
An example of the failure to report on the importance of this success was demonstrated at the conclusion of the press conference. Several hours later, the only related news on CNN International were reports of two bombings in Iraq and the all important notice from Cindy Sheehan that she will not run for the Senate and send Diane Feinstein into retirement.Go figure.
Dick Morris on Hillary's Anger
Morris has some good lines in this New York Post piece. Probably the best one is this:
In her speeches and interviews, she has two speeds: bland and shrill.Dick, you're too kind. Perhaps "bland" and "unglued" would be a better choice of verbiage.
Europe Down The Tubes?
Newsweek's Fareed Zakaria thinks so. His numbers and statistics make a pretty good argument.
Iran's Thank You Card to Jacques and Jimmy
Iran's Islamofacist Murdering Thugs celebrate 27 years of thuggery and send a thank you card to Jacques Chirac and Jimmy "Sir Robin" Carter.