Skip to comments.Tet's Real Lesson (Must Read -- Wall Street Journal rips CNN for aiding the enemy)
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 ...
. 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.
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
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.
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.
And today's MSM is working from the exact same playbook...including a few "conservatives" (are you listening, Jonah Goldberg?)
Uncle Walter paved the way for the modern day media propagandists
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?
Good job... mine wasn't so civil.
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.
"Didn't CNN admit in 2002 that it was allowed to broadcast from Iraq as long as it did not cross Saddam Hussein?"
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.