"So why dont they care about what the mullahs are doing to Iranians? Is it because they dont care what happens to Iranians? Or because they dont care about thuggishness that cant be blamed on America? Either way, the media look bad.
"IRAN's Unrest turned out to be bigger than expected But it made nary a wave in American media....Why?"
I'll try to answer this: The Iranian people like Americans. They like President Bush because he said he supports them.
Now, the liberal media doesn't like President Bush. They don't want to do anything that makes America and President Bush look good. If they cover the Iranian demonstrations, they'll be covering people who like America and President Bush. Maybe even holding up signs that they like President Bush. Can't have that. So, they minimize the coverage, or slant the administration's policy so hopefully there won't be much of a demonstration to cover. Then afterward, they minimize the size of the demonstrations in what little reporting they do, just to let us know that we really didn't miss much by their not covering them in the first place.
[I could go on, but I think this generally answers the question]
To: nuconvert; DoctorZIn
Another point is that the liberal press does not believe in liberty for all... only liberty for some.
In the case of Iraq, the media and the liberals would say, that they did have concern for the oppressed in Iraq, they did think that Hussein was an evil madman, but they did not see how our intervening would help matters.
During Hussein's last election and his birthday celebration, the media expressed awe that Hussein was so loved! They did not want the American people to think about the people who were dying.
It is almost like the liberals are such elitists that they believe only their concern has value. For them, emotion is more important than action. Offering sympathy is more important than doing the hard work to help the suffering.
They do not believe anything is worth risking an American soldier's life. And for that, they are beneath contempt. For, if America is not watchful, one day we will need to protect ourselves, and the liberals will be too weak to stand up for their rights.
I am not a war monger, but I do believe that America has a duty to help those who can't help themselves. We have a long history of helping spread democracy, and it is in our vital interest. This is why I support the Iranian students. The Iranians need to be given the respect of the Western world, in that they value very much that which we can take for granted. If we stand up and support them, we ourselves are the better for it.
posted on 07/11/2003 10:28:26 AM PDT
by Pan_Yans Wife
(Lurking since 2000.)
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