March 27th, 2006
| | There are more journalists sitting in the green zone than not. You can travel all over Iraq and still not know what's going on, especially when all you're looking at is a small corner of the big picture.
The media IS a problem. As a journalist in Iraq, their job is to make reports to get headlines/viewers. What sells? Blood and carnage. What do they report? Blood and carnage. Heck, sometimes they report it when it didn't even happen.
There press has been doing this for years, though. It didn't just start during OIF. They were sitting in hotels in Panama back in '89 giving first hand accounts of the invasion. And we have seen the same with Iraq and Afghanistan.
They do have an agenda, whether it's left or right doesn't matter. I agree with Eagle, that the press do seem to have an ax to grind against Bush, I just don't think it is the crux. Look at news programs on TV now, it's all sensationalized, from the opening credits to the interviews. They do what they need to do to keep people watching. It's not so much about the dissemination of information anymore, it's about ratings, anti-POTUS just happens to be the "in" thing right now.
the war on terrorism has turned out to be an absolute sham
Ut ceteri vivant.
Last edited by PJ24; March 28th, 2006 at 02:26..