"Even with the embed phenomenon the media still manifest a far more intimate-one might say incestuous-relationship with politicians, international diplomats, businesspeople, academics, and humanitarian-relief workers than with the U.S. military. Given that all these groups push various political agendas, it is fair to ask why embedding has struck a raw nerve."
Big Raw Nerve ~ Bump!
Be Ever Vigilant!
posted on 10/08/2004 12:50:21 PM PDT
(Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
Excellent article. I would say that comradere/relationships in the military is one of substance, not easily appreciated by the vast majority of the mainstream media who continually look for relationships as a political expediency.
posted on 10/08/2004 12:58:50 PM PDT
...the New Yorker will have more in common with his colleagues from Asia or Latin America than he will with someone from a working-class background in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
There's no simple solution to this problem of a media elite except to stop reading liberal journalism.
The problems with liberal journalists are in their heads. They don't think like average Americans even though they may have grown up in an average American household.
These types use to be called snobs; today they're called liberals - same people, different word.
posted on 10/08/2004 1:09:39 PM PDT
(A Democrat, by definition, is a Socialist.)
"The military is an unpretentious environment.."
Yup! and that's why it works. Everything anyone needs to know about you is on your shirt front or your sleeve. The rest is BS. Too bad the civilians are not so clear on things, we always have to qualify ourselves for one another.
posted on 10/08/2004 1:11:57 PM PDT
('Stay together, pay the soldiers, forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus, to his sons)
One Air Force master sergeant told me, "I reject the notion that Bush is inarticulate. He is more articulate than Clinton. When Bush says something, he's clear enough that you argue about whether you agree with him or not. When Clinton talks, you argue over what he really meant."
Love this line. Boy how I wish I had come up with it. Leave it to a Master Sergeant to sift through the BS and find the golden nugget of truth.
posted on 10/08/2004 1:58:00 PM PDT
(If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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