Wednesday, April 9

The Spin....

I've noticed that the US media is a fabulous progaganda machine. With all the flag waving, and sentimental music, they are able to turn public opinion towards whatever they want. Their choice of coverage is just as questionable as the way in which they cover it. When that POW was rescued a few days ago news papers, magazines, and televised news was flooded with images and stories of the heroic efforts and successes of the US military.
If we were to simply pay attention to what CNN, FOX News, MSNBC and other US outlets provided, we would believe that this conflict in Iraq is a triumphant success and a demonstration of unparalleled military superiority.
But what if we look for other sources of news and information? What do we find if we did deeper?
I've posted several links showing civilian casualties in Iraq, stories relating to friendly fire incidents, and military foul ups. But if you'd like to read more about what I consider the other side of the coin, you should go to Testify. Les always has some great posts about what's happening in the war and in the US. Check it out for yourself, it's a good read.

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