Skip to comments.Study: Antiwar Reporting Helps U.S. Enemies
Posted on 03/13/2008 3:57:54 PM PDT by april15Bendovr
Study: Antiwar Reporting Helps U.S. Enemies Thursday , March 13, 2008
Insurgents in Iraq get a boost from coverage in the news media that shows support for troop withdrawals from the war torn country, according to a study.
Two Harvard University economists found that insurgent groups are responsive to "antiresolve" statements in the media.
"It shows that the various insurgent groups do respond to incentives and shows that a successful counter insurgency strategy should take that reality into account," Jonathan Monten, a co-author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, told US News and World Report.
Insurgent attacks increased between 7 and 10 percent immediately after a spike in "antiresolve" statements in the media, according to the findings.
The study was published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Baghdad was excluded from the study and it did not review overall cost and public debate.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
There is actually no more to read at Fox news but they only except excerpts. Its a short article.
Sorry I cheated.
No doubt about it! But only in a "declared" war and censorship boards like in WWII could stop it.
Well, it worked for Vietnam, why wouldn’t the MSM continue to attack America?
Big deal! So do George Bush, Condi Rice and John McCain.
Two Harvard University economists found that insurgent groups are responsive to “antiresolve” statements expressed by Democrat members in the House and Senate and quoted in the media.
I really hope this research cost no more than 10 tax dollars.
I doubt it.
Now that's a stuner.
Another study found that the sky is blue, and the grass green.
Iraq is still considered by the media to be a “small” war.... I wonder if it was considered a “big” war if they’d still be traitorous?
I wonder if these are the times of great wars?
That means that as a result of the media 10% more died and 10% more were injured. Hello ABC CBS NBC CNBC,CNN, MSNBC, this means about 400 young men came home in a flag draped coffin. This means that more than 4000 came home with severe injuries. What is the right word for the media? Several come to mind such as traitor, collaborator, anti-patriot, or fools. The best that can be said about them is that they are fools. The probable most accurate is evil and they do not even know they are evil.
I ask the media to respond to this question; last week I saw a vet at an Army Hospital with no legs and horrible burns on his entire body, was it their article that gave the terrorist the courage and inspiration to harm this young man.
I am humbled by the service of our great military service. I have total contempt for the Quislings in the media. The Quislings cause the death and injury of our gallant troops.
Does this mean we can officially question their patriotism now?
Could you elaborate a little further?
I've been doing it all along.
With no reservations. ;-)
Terrorists watch CNN the most, but they think MSNBC is the most friendly.
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