Skip to comments.Liberal Media Bias: 2,000 U.S. Troop Deaths in Afghanistan - Only CBS Reports
Posted on 06/22/2012 6:06:33 AM PDT by EricTheRed_VocalMinority
Oh, you didn't know that this week we hit the 2,000 marker of troops killed in Afghanistan? If you get your news from ABC, NBC, MSNBC, or PBS you probably don't. They didn't report it. To its credit, only CBS covered it. [h/t Tim Graham at NewsBusters]
Compare that to DBF* media coverage when that grim milestone was reached in Iraq. On that day in October, 2005, those channels devoted significant time discussing it, as well as opining how it would negatively affect then-President Bush's popularity. In fact, it was with a very noticeable relish that the DBF media clocked war deaths (mostly in Iraq). It was almost a standard part of nightly news reports and lib talk shows and was always a pretext for bashing the warmonger George W. Bush who, along with Dick "Halliburton! Halliburton! Halliburton!" Cheney, was sending innocent kids to die.
But today's Afghanistan marker? Not a mention. Gee, I wonder why ...
Here's another inconvenient truth you're not going to hear from the DBF media: According to JustForeignPolicy.org, in the 7 years of U.S. action in Afghanistan under Bush there were 575 troop deaths (82 per year). In the 3 1/2 year under Obama there have been 1,348 deaths (385 per year).
But you probably wouldn't get that information from ABC, NBC, PBS, MSNBC (and probably CBS too).
Nor are you going to hear any criticism of Obama war policy in Afghanistan, no grieving mothers-turned-activists, no Code Pink or ANSWER rallies, no Hollywood "actors" accusing President Hope&Change of sending innocent kids to die.
*DBF = Democrat-b*tt-f**king
Our local, liberal rag of a newspaper used to have a box on the front page each day with the total casualties in Iran and Afghanistan.
It disappeared the day Obama was sworn in and has not been seen since.
And along the same lines, how about that Guantanamo thing? It must have been shut down because we don’t hear a THING about it now. It was on the news every day while Bush was President.
I assume the grim number got a “fresh start” by msm and the anti-war left since Obama took office.
We will see.
Just like it’s OK to kill people with Democrat bombs, but not Republican ones.
Our criminal Democrats in the old media who keep saying, “We didn’t kill those people or steal that money! We just covered up for the other Democrat crooks who killed those people and stole that money.”
Remember the casualty counts on the front page of major papers? Remember state run media commentators reporting “another grim milestone?” Where are the antiwar rallies? Where are the “No War for Oil” signs? Where is Cindy Sheehan and Hollywood calling Obama a war criminal? Does Senator Dick Durbin still think that guards at Gitmo, which Obama promised to close, are equivalent to the Nazi concentration camp guards, the guards at Stalin’s gulags, and at Pol Pot’s killing fields? Where is all of the the left’s righteous indignation? This is further proof of their moral bankruptcy. If GWB was president, this milestone would be major headlines at the NY Times and Washington Post, and covered 24/7 on MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS.
I think that more people have died in the US and Mexico as a result of “Fast and Furious” than have died in Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012 so the press is probably very busy reporting on that instead.
Tell me that’s just a New Year’s Eve picture...
No, it's Leslie Stahl and Tom Brokaw.
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