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Tet's Real Lesson (Must Read -- Wall Street Journal rips CNN for aiding the enemy)
The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 19, 2006 | James Taranto

Posted on 10/19/2006 1:37:21 PM PDT by Zakeet

We have long argued that America's mainstream media--because of what they see as the "lessons of Vietnam"--are actively working to promote American defeat in Iraq. (We gave this theme a lengthy treatment in a talk last November at the Hudson Institute, which later became an essay in the February issue of The American Spectator.) From CNN comes one of the most striking bits of evidence yet that this is the case. This promo for a "CNN exclusive" appears today on the homepage of CNN.com (we've captured it here for posterity as well):

Almost 2,800 Americans have been killed so far in Iraq and one of the most dangerous insurgent opponents is the sniper. CNN has obtained graphic video from the Islamic Army of Iraq, one of the most active insurgent organizations in Iraq, showing its sniper teams targeting U.S. troops. The Islamist Army says it wants talks with the United States and some Islamist Internet postings call for a P.R. campaign aimed at influencing the American public. The video is disturbing to watch but CNN believes the story, shocking as it is, needs to be told.

By airing this video, CNN is participating in what it acknowledges is "a P.R. campaign aimed at influencing the American public" in ways favorable to America's enemies. And the network does not even seem to realize what a shocking admission this is.

(Excerpt) Read more at opinionjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: cnn; msm; treason
Yeah, I know. Chicken Noodle News has been aiding and abetting the enemy for years (along with most of the other MSM weenies), but the Wall Street Journal really caught them with their pants down this time.
1 posted on 10/19/2006 1:37:23 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

. This needs to be responed to with a TON of emails to CNN. Please take a moment of your day to help defend our troops.

http://www.cnn.com/feedback/dotcom/


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1722366/posts

CNN Airs Video of Jihadi Sniper Shooting American Soldier
HotAir ^ | 10/19/06

Posted on 10/19/2006 12:40:59 PM CDT by areafiftyone

CNN airs video of jihadi sniper shooting American soldier


2 posted on 10/19/2006 1:38:49 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (EeevilCon, Snowflake, Conservative Fundamentalist Gun Owning Bush Bot Dittohead reporting for duty!)
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To: Zakeet
And the network does not even seem to realize what a shocking admission this is.

Oh they know all right and get great pleasure in it
3 posted on 10/19/2006 1:40:26 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: Zakeet

From the article:

"Tet ... was a military victory for the U.S. that turned into a propaganda victory for the communists because American journalists presented a false picture of what had happened."

THAT is the history repeating itself.


4 posted on 10/19/2006 1:41:15 PM PDT by Skooz (Chastity prays for me, piety sings...Modesty hides my thighs in her wings...)
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To: Zakeet

http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/anderson.cooper.360/blog/2006/10/why-we-aired-sniper-video.html


Mr Cooper;

Once again CNN's hypocrisy and transparent propagandizing is shown. A few days after 09-11 all the "News" media stopped showing the the images of the attacks because their "grief counselors" told them they were "too traumatic".

CNN has never showed the images of American civilians leaping to their deaths or their bodies laying smashed and burning on the ground from 9-11.

The same standards apply here but with their usual hypocrisy CNN simply lies to the American people about their inexcusable action.

The self righteous rationalizing and pompous spin will NOT give CNN plauseable deniabilty on this transparent act of political propaganda. You have forever raised doubts about CNN Journalistic credibility and intellectual honesty by this transparent act of pro Terrorist propagandizing.


5 posted on 10/19/2006 1:41:45 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (EeevilCon, Snowflake, Conservative Fundamentalist Gun Owning Bush Bot Dittohead reporting for duty!)
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To: Zakeet
Tet...was a military victory for the U.S. that turned into a propaganda victory for the communists because American journalists presented a false picture of what had happened.

And today's MSM is working from the exact same playbook...including a few "conservatives" (are you listening, Jonah Goldberg?)

6 posted on 10/19/2006 1:43:05 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("left unchecked, Saddam Hussein...will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton)
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To: Zakeet

Uncle Walter paved the way for the modern day media propagandists


7 posted on 10/19/2006 1:44:22 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Karl Rove you magnificent bastard!)
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To: Zakeet
I'll repeat:

Ann Coulter, the title of your next book: Hypocrisy


8 posted on 10/19/2006 1:46:34 PM PDT by TChris (The United Nations is suffering from delusions of relevance.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Excellent letter.


9 posted on 10/19/2006 1:51:42 PM PDT by sauropod ("Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to die To-morrow." - Ben Franklin)
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To: Zakeet

Didn't CNN admit in 2002 that it was allowed to broadcast from Iraq as long as it did not cross Saddam Hussein? Didn't they admit they were little more than broadcasters for Hussein?


10 posted on 10/19/2006 2:05:46 PM PDT by Jacquerie
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To: Zakeet
Having been in Vietnam before, during and after Tet I can tell you many Americans serving there were intensely angry with those media and journalists who spun a big win by our side into a loss. The Vietcong were totally destroyed, for openers.

IMO CNN should be banned from Iraq. They and their kind are costing American lives.
11 posted on 10/19/2006 2:08:09 PM PDT by toddst
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To: MNJohnnie
BUMP!!!!
12 posted on 10/19/2006 2:08:59 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: MNJohnnie

Good job... mine wasn't so civil.


13 posted on 10/19/2006 2:26:56 PM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: Jacquerie
Didn't CNN admit in 2002 that it was allowed to broadcast from Iraq as long as it did not cross Saddam Hussein?

Possibly one of the worst examples of journalism bias in Iraq involved CNN and their ace reporter Peter Arnett. You may recall his stellar reporting of the bombed out "baby milk factory" among other fiascoes.

Things finally reached a climax with CNN and Arnett with Operation Tailwind, a completely bogus report wherein the US Army supposedly dumped sarin nerve gas on a group of US deserters in Laos in 1970.

Because of crap like that, I have blocked CNN out of the channel lineup for the past 10 years or so. And based on their latest crud, it looks like it will be another 40 to 50 years before I consider flipping to them even by accident.

14 posted on 10/19/2006 2:47:52 PM PDT by Zakeet (Be thankful we don't get all the government we pay for)
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To: Jacquerie

"Didn't CNN admit in 2002 that it was allowed to broadcast from Iraq as long as it did not cross Saddam Hussein?"




Yes...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/893150/posts
The Access of Evil-- CNN's Duplicity
various FR links | 04-14-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy


15 posted on 10/19/2006 4:14:50 PM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: toddst
IMO CNN should be banned from Iraq.
IMO CNN should be banned from Iraq and America.
(Glad you made it back.)
16 posted on 10/19/2006 4:20:01 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
Thanks and thank you for your service. I lost twenty-one of twenty-six close friends there, all hero's from my perspective. Their actions saved many lives

My thoughts and prayers go out daily to all those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. God Bless them all.
17 posted on 10/19/2006 4:31:42 PM PDT by toddst
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To: toddst; oh8eleven

Thank you for serving our country and Welcome Home, brothers. My time (63-67) was providing repair service to the fleet.

Treason seems to be a forgotten word and action in our Justice Dept. beginning with Ketchup Boy.


18 posted on 10/19/2006 4:46:08 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Zakeet
Image hosted by Photobucket.com yeah but old Shark Divebomber or Wolf Blitzer or whatever could say "The War is now Officially Un-Winable" and nobody would pay any attention to his silly ass unlike that FPOS walter cronCRAP... may he rot in hell.
19 posted on 10/19/2006 4:52:52 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: Zakeet

bump


20 posted on 10/19/2006 5:01:05 PM PDT by lowbridge (DNC - "We support our troops! Ummm.....what do they look like again?")
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To: MNJohnnie

bttt


21 posted on 10/19/2006 8:38:45 PM PDT by Balata
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To: toddst
I lost twenty-one of twenty-six close friends there, all hero's from my perspective.
Ask any combat vet and he'll tell you the real heroes are the ones who didn't make it back.
Semper Fi ..
22 posted on 10/20/2006 5:47:30 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Zakeet
Tet...was a military victory for the U.S. that turned into a propaganda victory for the communists because American journalists presented a false picture of what had happened.

Bump.

23 posted on 10/20/2006 8:03:07 AM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("left unchecked, Saddam Hussein...will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton)
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To: MNJohnnie

24 posted on 10/20/2006 4:43:40 PM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: Zakeet

I did flip over there by accident last night -- Jack Cafferty was on spewing the worst things about the President, so I flipped it off... They just get worse and worse.


25 posted on 10/20/2006 4:54:42 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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