Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Old media on Iraq: Good news not newsworthy

If all information on Iraq comes fromthe MSM, then you likely think all is lost. The facts, however, do not match what the MSM is reporting. One would think that those media elitists were actually rooting for things to blow up and for more Iraqis and Americans to die. If the worst possible scenario had played out in Iraq, the MSM would have tried to bludgeon the President with this, in an attempt to bolster their DNC bosses. It would appear that the MSM is merely an extension of the DNC propaganda machine. David Limbaugh has some things to say on this in his commentary.

"I realize many just chalk up the media's emphasis on bad news as intrinsic to journalism: the attitude that if nothing is going wrong, it's not really newsworthy. But that just doesn't wash.

How could anyone seriously contend that a reduction in the anarchy isn't newsworthy? What could be more important than signs indicating we might have turned the corner on the "insurgency"?

While we heard a daily drumbeat of despair and an ongoing tabulation of American dead when things were looking bleaker -- a look, I might add, that was meticulously cultivated by the Old Media -- we hear nothing but a thundering silence today.

How can we but conclude that the media simply don't want to promote the good news out of Iraq? But why? Well, obviously, they suppress good news because it vindicates their nemesis, President Bush, and incriminates them and their liberal comrades."
A reduction in anarchy makes Busk look good and the doom and gloom leftists look like fools.
"We heard barely a whisper from these naysayers when we witnessed the popular uprising in Lebanon against Syrian occupation. Rather, they chose to highlight counter-protests by Hezbollah-sympathizers -- as if the media were rooting against democracy and independence.

They don't even pretend to be balanced. Remember the early anti-administration reporting that accompanied the beginning of the ground war? There were predictions of quagmire, reports we were being greeted as occupiers and not liberators, exaggerated stories of museum lootings, complaints about our supply lines not keeping pace with our advancing troops and the like.

Don't forget the media hype over alleged coalition negligence leading to missing explosives in Al Qaqaa, nor the media's preposterous, relentless quest to pin the Abu Ghraib abuses directly on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

The most egregious example of bias involved their conspiratorial joinder with Democrats to smear President Bush as a liar concerning his claims of WMD in Iraq. When we failed to find large WMD stockpiles after deposing Saddam Hussein, they helped Democrats portray a global failure of intelligence (assuming the weapons weren't there and moved before our invasion), as premeditated deception by President Bush. They've all repeated the lie so much now that it has become part of the "conventional wisdom.""
The President had the same intelligence as did the Clinton administration, the Congress, Italy, France, Russia, etc. on and on. Perhaps if the old media keeps repeating this nonsense, they will believe it.

"Similarly, how about the relative decline in American fatalities? How about reports that Iraqi security forces are maturing and strengthening each day? How about recent hints that if current trends continue we could begin withdrawing substantial numbers of troops toward the end of the year?

Perhaps Gen. Sattler's declaration in November that our victory in Fallujah had "broken the back of the insurgency" was not an overstatement. Only time will tell. But in the meantime, I suppose we'll not hear much from the Old Media until the next coalition setback.

In case you're wondering, I'm not saying the Old Media don't want good things to happen in Iraq -- but just not on President Bush's watch.

Now that's newsworthy."

This about says it all. The old media wants any thing good that happens in Iraq, the Middle East, or for that matter, any where in the world, to be on the watch of one of their hand picked leftists. Then the old media wonders why they are losing readership and viewers. - Sailor

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