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War-casualty tolls MIA from newspapers (Media KIA Coverup)
WND.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | Steven Travers

Posted on 10/02/2012 9:57:43 PM PDT by Perseverando

Exec says 'space is limited' but 'we run them when we can'

During the Civil War, communities in both the North and South would gather to read the casualty lists from places such as Gettysburg, Manassas and Antietam. And in each subsequent war for the U.S., newspapers would list the cost to the nation’s brave sons and, later, even daughters.

During the Vietnam War, CBS, ABC and NBC nightly broadcast battlefield reports. The cameras captured bloody scenes previously not fully realized by the public.

So, too, with Afghanistan and Iraq, one constant was the daily “toll box” in newspapers, even though many Republicans believed the daily listings were a tacit attempt to embarrass President George W. Bush, as were prominent hillside memorials.

But when Barack Obama was elected president and sworn in Jan. 20, 2009, the toll boxes started fading, and by now effectively have disappeared.

When Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011, the Obama administration began to push a narrative that, as a result, the so-called “war on terror” was over. Recently, the Obama administration made statements, later disproven, that an amateur video was the impetus for terrorist attacks on American embassies that resulted in the murder of the ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.

Those facts are among the evidence that the “war on terror” rages on. But Americans would not know it from reading many of the metropolitan dailies.

“Since 2009 [it] is not true that we have not printed the ‘toll boxes,’” said Jack Epstein, foreign affairs editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. “As far as Iraq, we had 18 toll boxes in 2010, and five in 2011, and as you know the United States left Iraq in 2011.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; iraq; jihad; wot

1 posted on 10/02/2012 9:57:49 PM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando
It's not the News Reports, it's who Reports the News.

Before the Debate begins, Romney should ask the Moderator what their Party Affiliation is and who they voted for in 2008. You know, to show their Obama like "transparency".

2 posted on 10/02/2012 10:24:43 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: Perseverando
Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” (video 26:00)
3 posted on 10/02/2012 11:04:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Perseverando

We are flying our flag at half staff for 5 days for every American soldier killed in Afghanistan or any where else. Looks like it will remain at half staff.


4 posted on 10/02/2012 11:31:48 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: Perseverando
Our news media is to centralized and has little if any “diversity” that's why we have to go to the overseas media to find any semblance of real news about what is happening in our own country. The news cartels need to be broken up.
5 posted on 10/03/2012 4:33:14 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,)
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