Thursday, May 05, 2005
Pay Attention to the Headlines
Aurthur Chrenkoff pointed these two articles out to his readers, illustrating the Media's latest attempt to misinform and mislead the true reality of the War on Terror.
45 killed in insurgent attacks
"That is, more than half of the people killed in insurgent attacks were the insurgents themselves. Actually, when you read on, you discover that another five insurgents died in two separate attack, which means that the number is realy 29 out of 45"
Iraqi official, 26 others killed in fresh violence
"of those 26 killed, 13 were insurgents"
Picking up on Chrenkoff's lessons, I found this article in today's BBC online edition.
Afghan fighting 'leaves 70 dead'
If you actually read the article you will see that of the 70 killed, 1 was an Afghan Policeman, and 9 were Afghan National Army soldiers. In other words, 60 enemy Taliban and anti-coalition forces and 10 Afghans were killed.
So now ask yourself why does the media flash such horrific headlines across their papers and websites when the reality of what they're reporting is completely different? They must be counting on a majority of their readers to only browse the headlines and not actually read their articles.
Remember... the same people who claim that the soldier holding the dying child (below) killed that child are the same people writing the stories you read every day. We know the reality... the Iraqi and Afghan Armies are getting better at defending against terrorists; the terrorists have resorted to killing innocent people because they know they are losing; and finally, Major Mark Bieger (pictured below) is holding that innocent little girl because the terrorists are rat-bastards who decided that bombing children was easier than fighting U.S. and Iraqi forces.
Why is it that the press still doesn't get it?
posted by El Capitan at 5:01 PM