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Six US soldiers killed in Afghan blast [What are the networks covering instead?]
ninemsn.com ^ | 7/9/12

Posted on 07/09/2012 6:03:30 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Six American troops have been killed in a roadside bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan, a US official says.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.ninemsn.com.au ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bias; media; terror
Remember back when so-called news organizations covered tragedies like this with a finger pointed at the Commander-in-Chief?

The deaths of American sons and daughters was tallied every day, and questions about the poor leadership at the top were asked.

Imagine if George Bush were presiding over the deaths of soldiers WHILE AT THE SAME TIME his Vice-President was insisting the murderous Taliban, responsible for the soldiers' deaths, was NOT our enemy. Would the networks give a damn?

1 posted on 07/09/2012 6:03:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Let me guess....TomKat’s pending divorce!


2 posted on 07/09/2012 6:10:34 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: SoFloFreeper
It infuriates me when NATO, and especially American, troops are killed by roadside bombs. The Afghans should be doing the patrolling, not Americans. How the hell long do these worthless people need to be TRAINED before they are capable of protecting their own families? Six more precious American young soldiers are now dead for NOTHING !
3 posted on 07/09/2012 6:12:39 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wouldn’t know; I was watching Scott Walker taking Howard Dean apart on CNBC this morning.


4 posted on 07/09/2012 6:13:14 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"Families, Soldiers Feel Impact of 2,000 Casualty Mark in Iraq"
- ABC News / Oct. 25, 2005
5 posted on 07/09/2012 6:14:18 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: SoFloFreeper

Where the heck is Cindy Sheehan??? Why isn’t she camping out at the White House??!!
Prayers for the families of our fallen.


6 posted on 07/09/2012 6:15:55 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: FES0844

She’s still out there. A FB friend is friends with her. She’s just as loud. The media just ignores her now. When she took on the Democrats, the media dropped her.


7 posted on 07/09/2012 6:17:29 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Add one more.

Seven US soldiers killed in spate of killings in Afghanistan
International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) spokesperson Brigadier General Günter Katz confirms that seven US soldiers were among 35 people killed in a string of roadside bombs and clashes in southern Afghanistan.

Video news conference

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/9386503/Seven-US-soldiers-killed-in-spate-of-killings-in-Afghanistan.html


8 posted on 07/09/2012 6:19:37 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SoFloFreeper

Everyday, every death was a drumbeat against the evil Bush.

I know republican folks who were so war disheartened they voted for O, because they felt we had to “stop this terrible war”.

Now the media can’t even cover it.


9 posted on 07/09/2012 6:20:41 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

...the MSM usually reports “NATO” troops, they don’t clarify and get specific anymore and claim notification delay’s. even though other news groups report specific details. The media in this country was told by this administration “don’t expect info” until we tell you what to write.


10 posted on 07/09/2012 6:21:16 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SoFloFreeper
>"[What are the networks covering instead?]"


11 posted on 07/09/2012 6:21:23 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

If George Bush were STILL President, college and university campuses would be erupting all over the country. Student groups and their “professors” would be protesting, marching, beating drums, burning flags, and “possibly” showing compassion for fallen Americans.
Of course, each and every media outlet would be highlighting each and every fallen American, featuring video of mourning home towns, friends and grieving families.
Whoever it is who “reads” the news would solemnly intone that famous line , “THIS WAR IS LOST!”
Of course, now we have Obama, so what the hell?


12 posted on 07/09/2012 6:22:16 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: AppyPappy

The Spectacle Blog

The Media, the Terrys, and Cindy Sheehan

By Jeffrey Lord on 6.22.12 @ 9:46AM

We keep saying this, but you simply cannot make it up.

Last night Sean Hannity sat down for an interview with Kent and Josephine Terry, the parents of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Brian Terry, of course, was killed by a gun deliberately “walked” into Mexico in the harebrained scheme called “Fast and Furious.”

Fast and Furious has now become a bridge too far for the Obama administration. Attorney General Eric Holder has been cited for contempt of Congress by a House committee (a full House vote set for next week) and President Obama just ignited an uproar by throwing a blanket of executive privilege over the Justice Department.

But something else occurred as we watched the riveting Hannity interview with the Terrys last night.

The Terrys lost their son because of a government policy.

So too did another parent lose a son because of a government policy.

That parent was the mother of a U.S. Soldier killed in the war in Iraq, a constitutionally authorized policy openly arrived at when President Bush asked for and got a congressional resolution allowing him to send troops to Iraq.

That soldier was named Casey Sheehan. And his mother’s name was Cindy. Cindy Sheehan.

Cindy Sheehan, like the Terrys, was understandably devastated by the loss of her son. But there were two not-so-small differences in the Sheehan case and the Terry case.

First, unlike Fast and Furious and the secrecy surrounding Brian Terry’s death, there was nothing remotely secret about the military action that took Casey Sheehan’s life. The Iraq War was endlessly litigated — quite publicly — in the Congress and the court of public opinion. It was a major issue in George Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign, in which Bush defeated John Kerry. And it was a major issue in 2008, when then-Senator Barack Obama made it a major issue against John McCain — and won.

Fast and Furious, on the contrary, was conceived in secret, executed in secret, and is now at the center of a Congressional effort to reveal just who knew what and when.

But there is a second difference between Cindy Sheehan and the Terrys.

When Cindy Sheehan spoke out about the death of her son Casey she was inundated — and I do mean inundated — with coverage from the mainstream media....

Read at:

http://spectator.org/blog/2012/06/22/the-media-the-terrys-and-cindy/print


13 posted on 07/09/2012 6:24:32 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SoFloFreeper

GLOBAL WARMING HEAT WAVE !!

NEW KARDASHIAN BABY !!

26,000 (maybe) AFFECTED BY INTERNET BLACKOUT !!


14 posted on 07/09/2012 6:30:35 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: layman

Three British soldiers killed by Afghan policeman after argument

Three British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan by a local policeman following an argument, the Ministry of Defence has said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/9369478/Three-British-soldiers-killed-by-Afghan-policeman-after-argument.html


16 posted on 07/09/2012 6:48:44 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: FES0844
I haven't seen Cindy Sheehan since the day she protested Rham Emanuel, and he gave her that “cold, dead fish” look.
17 posted on 07/09/2012 6:49:11 AM PDT by Humal
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To: SoFloFreeper

I don’t get my news from networks or old media, so I don’t care about what they cover.

I get my news from FR.


18 posted on 07/09/2012 6:49:47 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: SoFloFreeper

War?......there’s war going on?.....Not if you watch the ABCNNBCBS news exclusively..........................


19 posted on 07/09/2012 7:03:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: AlmaKing

Say a prayer for my son-in-law. He was and still is there. He let us know Friday they were going out and the intel didn’t look good. He said this morning that the guy next to him had his legs blown off. They’re pretty much moving targets over there with no back up.


20 posted on 07/09/2012 7:07:02 AM PDT by Ab Alius Domitor ("In the end; the winner")
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To: layman

A friend who has served in Afghanistan tells me the Afghans are quite near-sighted and not too mentally developed. She said it is due to poor prenatal care and poor nuitrition. I guess that means we are stuck there. Maybe we could just introduce the WIC program to them and bring our people home. Better yet, send Michelle over to teach them about good nuitrition and how to cook a low fat camel.


21 posted on 07/09/2012 7:09:20 AM PDT by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: KeyLargo

Gonna add that link over at Steve Hogan’s statement thread...If you find any more please do the same.


22 posted on 07/09/2012 7:13:59 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Ab Alius Domitor

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2904175/posts?page=1

Above is a link to Steve Hogan’s statement...after the funeral of his son.

Jim has posted it in actism..We are trying to get the word out about Obama’s Rule for Engagement.

Posted under it is an article from Omaha news with further discussion.

Please help us get the word out.


23 posted on 07/09/2012 7:21:08 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: rawcatslyentist
TV Announcer: “We now return to everyones favorite show, already in progress, Everybody Loves Hypnotoad.”

[TV shows Hypnotoad staring]

Fry: "This show has been going downhill since season 3."

24 posted on 07/09/2012 7:24:37 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Since WWII, have there been any Constitutionally-declared wars?

Have there been any total wars, where our goals were to vanquish the enemy?

Have there been any wars where the civilian population were on a wartime footing, or made any real sacrifices at all?

Have there been any wars were we used all the weapons at our disposal?

Have there been any wars that ended with unconditional surrenders?

Despite our lopsided use of the most incredible whiz bang technology, despite the bravery and training of our troops, despite enormous expenditures of blood and treasure, despite taking on enemies of small size, vastly inferior weaponry, ragtag training and logistics, we have not won a war since WWII.

And it is by design. We have not been allowed to win a war since WWII.

Allowed by whom? Our globalist politicians, in league with globalists from around the globe.

Young people need to know that when they think of signing up. There is no draft now. They make a choice to go in, as I did during Vietnam, and as with Vietnam, they will not be “defending America.”

They need to know who and what they are risking their lives for. They are not defending America, though the globalist politicians and media try to convince them they are. Indeed, all the wars since WWII have resulted in little more than loss of our sovereignty, loss of young lives, loss of fortune, and loss of national pride and cohesion. Our wars amount to follies, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing of any benefit to our country, and signifying much that undermines it.

Americans should no longer participate in such follies. The American people should demand that we enter no wars without due Constitutional process declaring such wars. The American people should demand that we enter no wars we will not fight fully, using all our weapons to the fullest, with the goal of devastating and annihilating our enemy until the few that remain beg for our mercy and surrender unconditionally. Until we are ready do that, we should no longer go to war, and our young should no longer sign up for the deadly social experiment that passes for our military.


25 posted on 07/09/2012 7:28:55 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Ab Alius Domitor
Say a prayer for my son-in-law.

Will do.

26 posted on 07/09/2012 7:35:51 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: SoFloFreeper

The slime stream media is covering what a bad day DumBO is having.


27 posted on 07/09/2012 7:38:25 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: depressed in 06

Obamau akbar!


28 posted on 07/09/2012 8:10:54 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SoFloFreeper

Where are the dailey American soldier death counts on the front pages of every paper?
Oh yeah, that was during G.W.’s war not the magic negro’s war.
No bias here, move along.


29 posted on 07/09/2012 8:13:05 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: FES0844

Atill waiting for Shehen to call for OB’s impeachment.


30 posted on 07/09/2012 8:13:06 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Ab Alius Domitor

Prayers have been sent.


31 posted on 07/09/2012 8:36:04 AM PDT by llmc1
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To: SoFloFreeper

I want out of Crapghanistan irregardless of Obama.


32 posted on 07/09/2012 8:36:45 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Do you think that Obama cares even a little bit that six Americans were killed in Afghanistan?
It’s time to quit calling the Democrats a Party. They are an organized crime mob dedicated to looting the public treasury.


33 posted on 07/09/2012 8:50:58 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: layman
The Afghans should be doing the patrolling, not Americans.

The Afghan troops are the ones busily planting the bombs and IED's - now you want them to conduct combat patrols too?


34 posted on 07/09/2012 9:33:25 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Ayn Rand: "In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win")
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To: blueunicorn6

35 posted on 07/09/2012 9:36:06 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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