NBC Has Spoken. It’s Civil War.
Posted by Mike on November 28, 2006
With its credibility compromised and MSNBC ratings south of Hades, NBC has officially declared Iraq in a state of civil war. Who do they think they are, Walter Cronkite?
Like the liberal hack who occupied the SeeBS anchor chair for about a century, NBC seeks to undermine our war effort by asserting something contrary to fact. In Cronkite’s case, the Tet offensive was classified as a devastating defeat despite the fact that the U.S. won the battle. Without competition from alternative media, Americans mistakenly but understandably believed Cronkite, and support for the war plummeted just as the Communist North hoped it would. The rest was history. Here, NBC hopes for a similar result by classifying the Iraq war as a civil war and by extension, a defeat for U.S forces and their Commander in Chief.
The problem for NBC is that they and their dinosaur media colleagues have lost their monopoly. Unlike their beloved 1960s, people don’t swallow their “news” without question. Although some of their influence remains, bare assertions are no longer enough.
Having the good fortune of knowing a soldier who served in Iraq, I have seen evidence of support for our troops by both Sunni and Shite Muslims. Iraqis from both sects oppose the thugs terrorizing their country. As our troops continue to train Iraqis to clean their own swamp, the last thing the troops need is media telling the world and our enemies the war is lost, especially when it isn’t true.
Some terrorists in Iraq are independent contractors. Some are Iranians. Some are former Baathists. The terrorists in Iraq are not an organized faction. This is an essential element of civil war and it just isn’t there. The fact that NBC says it’s so doesn’t make it so.