CNN Pushes it’s Anti-War Rhetoric by Disgracing Fallen War Heroes
Happy New Year to all and I especially want to extend that wish to all of the men and woman serving in the United States Armed Forces, Veterans of past wars and the nations first defenders, Police and Fireman. It is your selfless service and bravery in the defense of our freedom that allows us to go to work, shop at the malls, go to the movies, attend sporting events, practice our religious beliefs and just plain live our lives.
I think the most galvanizing moment of 2006 was the execution of Saddam Hussein. It was the story of all the media, but most importantly it was the most popular search item on the Internet. This blog alone attracted over 75,000 views of my post, CNN Vows Discretion with Saddam Execution Video — But Has No Problem Showing U.S. Soldiers Being Killed.
To me the most revealing stat was the number of comments, 212 and still growing. They are a testament to our democracy and the right to freedom of speech. Those that commented were from Canada, the U.K, Pakistan and India, but the majority were Americans and the debate was fiery. The central issue was the war in Iraq and the blame game.
However, no matter how it was stated — the majority of opinions expressed were a result of the influence of the media’s spin. Apart from the Internet, most of our view of the world comes from the MSM.
CNN, along with the New York Times rank at the top with their incessant anti-war stance. CNN’s Situation Room, hosted by Wolf Blitzer, jumped all over the 3000 U.S. soldier KIA mark in Iraq. But the most sensational was yet to come with good ‘ol Anderson Cooper 360. The announcer over the theme music intoned, “3000 lives, 3000 stories. Only one question left – how to redeem their sacrifice.”
Standing in front of huge graphic “Grim Milestone 3000+ DEAD” — Anderson said, “A terrible milestone on this the first day of the year…..” The piece led with whether the death of Saddam was worth the loss of 3000 lives — a cheap shot and a disgraceful way to honor the bravery of these fine soldiers. Of-course this “news” item was used to seg-way into a promo for Cooper’s next slam on Tuesday evening; “AMBUSH at the River of Secrets“. A one hour special on the loss of Jonathan Bowling, Karl Linn, Chris Weaver and Jesse Strong of the 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, Charlie Company of Lynchburg, VA, on January 26th, 2005 in Haqlaniyah (near Haditha).
Here’s a much better perspective at Gateway Pundit, A Couple Other Grim Milestones Missed by the Media Today and also at Riehl World View with 63,000 – Yes, That’s Some Number.
Posted: 2130PST 01/01/07