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    Default media bias permeates Iraq War coverage (duh.)

    the headlines read, "Insurgents Shell Green Zone in Bahgdad."

    no casualties were reported. essentially a non-event. just some insurgents lobbing a couple mortars into the GZ, hoping to hit some innocents and perhaps grab some headlines. turns out hitting the innocents wasn't necessary, the headlines appeared just the same.

    and, buried six paragraphs down, details about the most impressive military victory since Fallujah are hidden away.

    you haven't heard or read about it? not surprising.

    in the town of Tal Afar, in the area along the Iraq-Syrian border, coalition forces killed approximately 200 insurgents, captured another 430 and have trapped an additional (est.) 200. coalition forces are still clearing the area and expect to kill and/or capture a significant number more.

    this operation effectively closes one of the main entry/escape points the insurgency has been using since the start of the war.

    even better, there have been NO US casualties reported and only seven Iraqi soldiers and six civilians died, quite impressive given the scope of the operation.

    note that this is primarily an IRAQI operation with the US playing strictly a back-up role. Iraqi's developed the intel, planned the operation and executed it, beautifully.

    why is this important? because it offers concrete evidence that the US plan to train, equip and gradually turn over the main security repsonsibilities to Iraqi security forces is WORKING.

    now ask yourselves, kiddos... what's more newsworthy? a) story about insurgents lobbing a couple mortars into the Green Zone where there were no casualties or even a small arms fight.

    or, b) a three-day battle that resulted Iraqi-led forces killing and capturing more than 630 insurgents (and counting) and the closing of one of the most notorious insurgent strongholds in the whole of Iraq.

    media bias...?

    no. couldn't possibly be that.
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    It seems that many here in the US are not rooting for us and are hoping we lose, so that Bush's popularity declines further.

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    yep, cutting off their own fat,fucking ,bulbous noses to spite their own, dark and narcissistic faces....that's the USof A, circa 2005.
    Fucking Idiots.
    I also read that the US itself is growing weary of the Syrian swiss cheese border and the apparent flow of enemy.
    i sure hope we erase that border soon and while we're at it, relocate some syrians into the palestinian territory and some of the Isreali's that left into some new land in Syria.
    Fuck those jackasses that wanna fuck with our military!
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    Default the example noted is one of the more egregious instances...

    of media bias and illustrates that point that media bias comes in many flavors. sometimes the bias is overt, but more often it is covert.

    the danger of media bias, of course, is that it essentially robs the voting public of the basic information they need to make informed decisions about important events.

    if the war in iraq is going badly, we need to know it.

    but, if the war in iraq is going well, we need to know it, too.

    for a reporter to have an anti-war personal opinion is fine. it's a free country and reasonable people can have varying opnions on important topics.

    but the proper place to voice that personal opinion is on the Editorial Page, the place readers go to learn about the advertised opinions of various writers on various subjects.

    unfortunately, today, in the age of internet news and 24-hour cable broadcasts, the lines between editorials and straight news continue to blur--very much to the detriment and disservice of the voting public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriousDooDoo
    of media bias and illustrates that point that media bias comes in many flavors. sometimes the bias is overt, but more often it is covert.

    the danger of media bias, of course, is that it essentially robs the voting public of the basic information they need to make informed decisions about important events.

    if the war in iraq is going badly, we need to know it.

    but, if the war in iraq is going well, we need to know it, too.

    for a reporter to have an anti-war personal opinion is fine. it's a free country and reasonable people can have varying opnions on important topics.

    but the proper place to voice that personal opinion is on the Editorial Page, the place readers go to learn about the advertised opinions of various writers on various subjects.

    unfortunately, today, in the age of internet news and 24-hour cable broadcasts, the lines between editorials and straight news continue to blur--very much to the detriment and disservice of the voting public.
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    Bush wants to take a leak, photog doesn't think he should

    Quote Originally Posted by ebmm_axis
    Should it be media or mafia?
    Neither, how'bout hall monitors?

    Reuters Photog Captures Bush at U.N. With 'Bathroom Break' Note

    Need another example of media bias? WTF?
    Just can't give this guy break.
    Not even a piss break.

    Here's a nice response from some lady in Fountain Hills, AZ
    Re: Reuters Photog Captures Bush at U.N. With 'Bathroom Break' Note


    Are you kidding me? So now we all know that either President Bush or our Secretary of State -- or perhaps even one of their staff members nearby -- actually have to use the bathroom once in a while. And some so-called professional photographer takes this photo and Reuters distributes it? And you write on this? You ought to all be ashamed of yourselves for this stupid trivia and childish focus.

    It is this kind of childish focus and "gotcha" journalism-so-called that is leading the "grownups" of our country to other media sources -- even as the readership for the old-line media diminishes dramatically.

    Pathetic.

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    As a shooter myself I'm embarrassed at the immaturity,
    Quite frankly, I don't give a rats ass if you like Bush or not.
    But this "IS" the definition of ridiculous and pathetic.
    To think this was newsworthy reminds me of college-paper reportering,
    devoid of any wisdom.
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    Media bias in this day and age goes beyond simple opinion, it has become a theme. It is so pervasive that we all know CNN is anti-Bush and Fox is Pro-Bush. and this from so-called "News" channels. Even the Lehrer Report is becoming a bit colored.


    I'd like to also point out another real danger that is pervasive in our country: Political Correctness.
    oh no, not that bs again from Perticelli...
    yep, again and again and again until we are either all so sick of it we give it up or we solve it and relegate it to the same history bin as the dinosaurs and communism and all other failed 'experiments'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabot
    Neither, how'bout hall monitors?

    Reuters Photog Captures Bush at U.N. With 'Bathroom Break' Note

    Need another example of media bias? WTF?
    Just can't give this guy break.
    Not even a piss break.

    Here's a nice response from some lady in Fountain Hills, AZ


    As a shooter myself I'm embarrassed at the immaturity,
    Quite frankly, I don't give a rats ass if you like Bush or not.
    But this "IS" the definition of ridiculous and pathetic.
    To think this was newsworthy reminds me of college-paper reportering,
    devoid of any wisdom.

    I'm actually quite disappointed that they didn't write how many times Bush shakes?
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