Monday, December 05, 2005

"Every soldier I talked to said: 'Don't pull out.'"

The title is a direct quote from a column by Jack Kelly, writing in the Post-Gazette. Kelly is one of the tiny number of mainstream journalists who still believe in the oldschool concept of unbiased reporting, without an agenda. On Sunday, Kelly wrote about the pervasive tendency of the mainstream media to report only bad news from Iraq. A couple of quotes:
The Times'[New York Times] omissions and distortions -- which are more the rule than the exception in news coverage of Iraq -- explain why so many Americans think we're losing a war we're plainly winning.

"Like many soldiers and Marines returning from Iraq, [Cpl. Stan] Mayer looks at the bleak portrayal of the war at home with perplexity -- if not annoyance," Mr. Sappenfield wrote. "It is a perception gap that has put the military and media at odds, as the troops complain that the media care only about death tolls."
Go and read the whole story.

Via The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler.