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The Media's Antiwar Script
Opinion Journal ^
| DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
Posted on 04/14/2003 9:05:44 PM PDT by Pokey78
Edited on 04/23/2004 12:05:30 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
Was the New York Times watching the same war as the rest of us?
Just a few days into the Iraq campaign, it became clear that it didn't take military briefings to tell how things were going. You could get a clear sense of that merely by following the overnight shifts in the torrents of charges, questions, and sudden new urgent concerns pouring forth from the peace camp. Ten days ago, an attorney acquaintance in whose blood there lies congealed every article of faith spawned by a past as a '60s political activist began hurling queries about what the administration would do if it found no weapons of mass destruction. What would all the supporters of this war for oil say?
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iraqifreedom; mediabias
posted on 04/14/2003 9:05:44 PM PDT
At first I thought the embedded reporters was a bad idea but now realize why they were there. The New York Times would have made Baghdad Bob look honest.
posted on 04/14/2003 9:08:50 PM PDT
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posted on 04/14/2003 9:10:24 PM PDT
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The vast majority of the media coverage was abysmal. Most of the commentators knew nothing of military tactics or history, and had no sense of perspective. It was incredible to hear reports of doom and gloom when the US forces hadn't lost a battle. If, for example, US forces gor ambushed, suffering 1,000 casualties at a particular battle, that might have been room to question our judgment. But that never happened. Anyone with any remote understanding of the two forces knew the result was preordained. Static troops in open, desert surrounding with no air cover will simply get massacred. And that's exactly what happened. If there is anything the US Army excels at, it is armoured, maneuver warfare in open terrain, where air power and mobility can be fully applied. The vast majority of the media naysayers are flat-out morons who have no business covering a war and have little comprehension of what is happening.
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