Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Latest Mainstream Media Lie... a lie of omission.

John Hinderaker at Powerline writes about The Appeal for Courage:
As an American currently serving my nation in uniform, I respectfully urge my political leaders in Congress to fully support our mission in Iraq and halt any calls for retreat. I also respectfully urge my political leaders to actively oppose media efforts which embolden my enemy while demoralizing American support at home. The War in Iraq is a necessary and just effort to bring freedom to the Middle East and protect America from further attack.
It was signed by 2,700 active duty service men and women, and the only place you'll read about it is on blogs like this one.

Not your local newspaper, not CNN, certainly not NBC or CBS - not even Fox, so often accused of leaning right. But you'll certainly hear about three disgruntled generals and their hissy fits over strategy and tactics. That's news, at least as profoundly biased mainstream media types define it.

It should shame every one of us that those who are putting their lives at risk for our freedom and safety feel the need to publicly ask the folks at home and their representatives to grow a pair of balls.