Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Why is it so easy to send countless reporters to a cold mountain?
cause they are all afraid to go to Iraq.
News to me is - New information and requires the 4 W's and H at a minimum.
Journalism 101 Who - What - Where - When , How and if line space permitted the possibility of Why, seems a lost art as mostly parroted opinion has become the norm we call news today.
The facts are that we are loosing almost 3 troops a day on average and the pentagons own report says casualties are up 32% from the first of the year. This is news and it is very important to the publics right to know. Every day - every news organization should have a - REPORT ON IRAQ AND AFGANASTAN - .
After 3 years we should have some idea what the mission was or is, from what I can tell the presidents idea of a mission is to hide until his term is over, ( If I were in the army i would not accept that as a mission EVER. ) and the american military and public be damned.
I can not stand being American anymore, it makes me sick to see how our country has become Bush country. Blind faith and blind obedience has taken the place of compassion and common sense. Free ideas and free thought have given way to no freedom and no thought.
Mr. Bush you make me sick. America when will enough be enough!
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
From pachacutec at Firedoglake
Not My Prez
So again more special reports about wannabe adventurers lost in the mountains...but nothing about the situation in Iraq. Bush wants to send more troops to be killed for some unknown mission.
2 stories with little play are about American citizens being put down by the current US regime.
1. 2 American contractors in an US run prison in Baghdad Well Treated? NOT!!!
Via New York Times
2. Only secret if Bushy no Like you
Via Washington Note
Also for a laugh.........Would you want to house the GWB library
Thursday, December 07, 2006
May be its me , but it seems more news time should have been spent on the 11 US Soldiers killed in Iraq and less time on the single death of a news man.
From local reports Mr. Kim was told to NOT take the scenic route this time of year and if driving at night to stay on the highway. As a reporter he should also have known that it was safer to stay with the car then to travel too far away from his family.
The news is he did not listen to the advice given to him at the tourist center and he left the safety of his car without proper protective clothes. That’s what killed him. He had a Choice... the Soldiers did not.
Why spend segment after segment on the Iraq study group report and not spend the same amount time on our troops in combat. We were allowed to see the war close up until Bush and company were not happy with the pictures any more.
The media seem to fear the withholding of information from the white house so much that they will put out what ever the Bushites say to put out.
The war on terror is way past our door steps , and is being lead by George Bush.
Posted by internetjoe at 12/07/2006