Skip to comments.Framing the Story
Posted on 08/10/2006 8:12:43 AM PDT by DeweyCA
As we said about the Reuters incident, media bias is a consensus, not a conspiracy. Consensus is what this apparent rash of unprofessional photography appears to be, which should remind U.S. policy-makers that active public diplomacy is indispensable as long as there are journalists who find war stories too good to check.
-Snip-These new instances appear to be shoddy journalism, not propagandizing, and so their bias is inadvertent but nevertheless revealing.
-Snip- Once the facts emerge in such cases, the full weight of the government's communications efforts should be made to ensure that the correct information is distributed broadly -- both nationally and internationally -- and is not limited largely to conservative publications and blogs, as it is now.
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I totally agree. It would not only undermine the deception of the specific story, but it would also undermine the credibility of the jying MSM. Discrediting the MSM should be one of the objectives of Republicans, because the MSM has become one of the prime enemies of truth amd goodness in the world.
That statement, imo, is a total and utter lie. No one who was injured would take the time to take his hat off and tuck it under his arm.
Inadvertant mistakes happen. But consistent shoddy work that is consitantly rewarded and perpetuated tells us that either journalists are dumber that a bag of hammers or have a definative bias. And they keep telling us how smart they are so it must be bias.
What a load of crap. This is not up to the government at all, and in fact is virtually beyond the ability of the government to resolve.
It is the responsibility of media organizations to understand the role of the media in terrorist movements and stop reporting it as if it is just another city council meeting.
Terrorism would not stand without the media - the instantaneous reporting amplifies the terrorist's actions which makes the actions seem even more horrific. Media coverage as it is currently played out - with broadcasts of terrorist communiques, media tours, and exclusive interviews - provides the terrorist with a veneer of credibility. Media engagement also tends to blunt our sensitivity to the horror over time, because it elevates inhumane and evil brutality against innocents to the level of other news events.
Until the media stops pandering to terrorists as if they are just another political viewpoint or news maker, we'll never win the WOT.
Odd coincidence that all the "mistakes" favor the jihadists.
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