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Archive for March 24th, 2008

MSM Attacks Lead to Actual Attacks!

Posted by Ryan on March 24, 2008

So says a Harvard study on that very topic. 

I guess it takes a study by a group of leftist Ivy-League brainiacs (economists of all people!) to figure something out that makes perfect sense to us normal folk:  “anti-resolve” statements in our press correlate to increased attacks by insurgents in Iraq, who by and large have access to our media too.

Apparently this study has been out a while — my link is dated March 12 — yet I only heard about it on the news tonight: Fox News, of course, on Special Report with Brit Hume’sGrapevine” segment!

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She Who Must Not Be Named, Lie #41,502,384,852

Posted by Mike on March 24, 2008

She Who Must Not Be Named’s tale of dodging sniper fire in the Bosnian war zone is merely one in the infinite line of lies flying of her mouth during this campaign. For that reason, I thought nothing of the fairy tale the first time I heard it. I simply laughed out loud because it was so obvious that she was lying.

Since no one on the planet actually believed the lie when it was first told, no proof of the lie is actually necessary. However, thanks to the Jed Report, the proof is now viral. Why not post the proof as shown in the form of a movie trailer?

The whopper itself was unbelievable, but the explanation that she simply “misspoke” why telling it in great detail is even more so. Fortunately, even the media doesn’t seem to be buying it now that the tired old 1990s politics are being used against a liberal.

Hat tip: Ace of Spades

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Iraq Death Toll Hits 4000 Americans

Posted by Ryan on March 24, 2008

It’s still a tough fight in Iraq as the MSM’s obsession with death counts is renewed today as the total American death toll in Iraq hits roughly 4000 soldiers (including non-combat dead).  While every death has meaning and is tied to a family’s sorrow, historically compared to other wars this number is quite low, reflecting only a tough morning in a large Civil War battle, rather than a total after 5 years of heavy combat and constabulary duties in a hostile nation on the other end of the world.  It reflects positively on our soldiers, commanders, and medical staffs that the numbers have stayed this low for so long.  Let’s pray they don’t rise too much higher.

It’s all about perspective, I suppose.

However, I must admit that since last year, the media’s morbid obsession with the number of American dead has waned in the face of the Petraeus Report and Iraq not being the number one campaign issue helping Democrats.  As has been the case since the “Mission Accomplished” speech in May 2003, the MSM’s treatment of the war has been to report what’s happening through a partisan and ideological lens.  Perhaps our soldiers have achieved an unintentional victory against the American and International media’s treatment of what they are doing and accomplishing in Iraq.  It’s a shame they had to fight that battle in the first place. 

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