Monday, June 18, 2007
High up on a Mountain in Texas
I'm in the middle of nowhere Texas, camped out on an old Army artillery range. The Air Force finally has its act together and has established a camp to train their deploying personnel. I can't give them enough props for doing this. Sure, it's a little late in the game, but at least they're learning. They've got the cold showers and bug-infested tent thing down pat.
First thing I saw this morning when I logged on were these 2 headlines.
Air raid kills 7 Afghan children
36 dead in Iraq battle
My thoughts on just these headlines are pretty simple. First, they're about as anti-war, anti-US as you can get. In the Air Raid headline they left out the fact that the f'n Taliban pieces of shit hid behind these villagers and children. Did the article even mention that the Taliban and Al-Qaida purposely bomb, mame, and murder children throughout Iraq and Afghanistan on an almost daily basis?
The '36 dead' headline makes it sound like 36 US troops were killed. They could have easily said '36 insurgents dead', but they chose to once again be a'holes about reporting the news. They know that most Americans only read the headlines and not the stories, so they purposely load the headlines to make 'Dick and Jane America' sad that we once again killed kids and lost troops.
posted by El Capitan at 8:14 AM
Wow! Didn't realize things were moving so quickly. From what I'm seeing of the TX weather, be grateful you're on a mountain or you'd be washed away. I don't have time before work to get on my soapbox wrt the news. Suffice it to say that I agree with your analysis!! Take care - there are worse things than bugs in TX!!!9:09 AM
Come on, you know it's the "in thing" to make the war look bad these days.
Thanks for clarifying those articles for us.
Whoa, I had no idea you were already in training! That is fast...7:22 PM
Ever notice that those who scream the loudest about freedom of speech, press, liberty, and celebration of diversity are the first to censor and crush any ideas that differ from theirs?
About the headlines, we saw the same thing in Somalia. There were gunmen who had children sit on them while they fired from a prone position at US soldiers. The press didn't report that, the press just wanted to write a story about a big bully called the USA.
Our "free and objective" press like a good story and ratings/circulation. Death and destruction will always get more attention than good news. The onyl thing that can beat out both is sex.