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U.S. Media Do the Terrorists' Bidding ^ | 11/19/04 | Michael Reagan

Posted on 11/19/2004 1:01:41 AM PST by kattracks

Are the media on our side? If so, why are they doing the bidding of a bunch of murderous thugs who enjoy lopping off innocent peoples’ heads?

We are once again getting the answer loud and clear: To the media, U.S. troops in Iraq are always wrong, and the enemies is usually shown, not as a terrorists, but a victims of unwarranted U.S. aggression.

Consider the firestorm that erupted when a young U.S. Marine, wounded the day before, was videotaped in the act of shooting a so-called insurgent who may or may not have been armed or booby trapped, waiting for a chance to blow Marines and himself to kingdom come.

That videotape, filmed by an embedded NBC photographer whose photos are prominently featured on an anti-war German website, has now replaced the Abu Ghraib pictures as proof of American brutality even though the film doesn’t begin to explain the circumstances behind the incident.

But that hasn’t prevented the media from showing the film over and over again without telling the other side of the story – that the situation could well have been one of kill-or-be-killed – as happened time and again to Marines during the battle for Fallujah.

NBC, the photographer’s employer, led the pack, broadcasting the controversial footage four times an hour for two days. And the rest of the media jumped aboard. Not one of them has bothered to explain what lay behind the incident.

•       As of this writing, 40 United States Marines have died while cleaning out the terrorist havens in Fallujah.

•       In a single week, Marines and Army units killed as many as 1,200 of the enemy and captured 1,000 more and did this despite forfeiting the element of surprise, so civilians could escape, according to The Star newspaper.

•       Along with the Marine who shot the insurgent, his comrades over more than eight days have had to endure what the Star described as "some of the toughest infantry duty imaginable, house-to-house urban fighting against an enemy that neither wears a uniform nor obeys any normal rules of war." The newspaper cited this report from The Times of London describing how the insurgents fight:
"In the south of Fallujah yesterday, U.S. Marines found the armless, legless body of a blonde woman, her throat slashed and her entrails cut out. Benjamin Finnell, a hospital apprentice with the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, said that she had been dead for a while, but at that location for only a day or two. The woman was wearing a blue dress; her face had been disfigured. It was unclear if the remains were the body of the Irish-born aid worker Margaret Hassan, 59, or of Teresa Borcz, 54, a Pole abducted two weeks ago. Both were married to Iraqis and held Iraqi citizenship; both were kidnapped in Baghdad last month."

While zeroing in on this incident, the media has largely ignored the grisly discoveries of so-called "slaughter houses" where the insurgents committed atrocities unheard of since the barbarian invasions of the West in 400 & 500 A.D.

•       On Monday, 12 male corpses were found in two homes - six in a living room and another half-dozen in a bedroom - their bodies tangled together, stacked on each other.

•       One of the execution rooms unearthed by the Marines - dubbed "the slaughterhouse" - was believed to have been used by Zarqawi's terror group to behead foreign hostages, including American businessman Nicholas Berg, whose body was found in early May, Marine Lt. Col. Patrick Malay told the Star.

Yet few networks or newspapers bothered to show photos of the Fallujah slaughter pens which graphically revealed the true nature of the enemy – they were all too busy showcasing the photo of the Marine engaged in what any fair-minded person would see as a fully justifiable action.

Whose side is the media on? Not ours.

Mike Reagan, the eldest son of President Ronald Reagan, is heard on more than 200 talk radio stations nationally as part of the Radio America Network.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: enemywithin; michaelreagan

1 posted on 11/19/2004 1:01:41 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks

The legacy media is a mouthpiece of Al Jazeera.

2 posted on 11/19/2004 1:04:04 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: kattracks

The suicide bomber was invented for the front page of the New York Times.

3 posted on 11/19/2004 1:47:05 AM PST by thoughtomator (The Era of Old Media is over! Long live the Pajamasphere!)
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To: thoughtomator

Yup. Actually, it is the terrorists who do the MSM's bidding.

4 posted on 11/19/2004 2:00:09 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Then I say unto you, send men to summon ... worms. And let us go to Fallujah to collect heads.")
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To: kattracks


5 posted on 11/19/2004 2:03:31 AM PST by spodefly (I've posted nothing but BTTT over 1000 times!!!)
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To: kattracks
Are the media on our side? Eh...NO!
6 posted on 11/19/2004 2:05:29 AM PST by Free_at_last_-2001 (is clinton in jail yet?)
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To: kattracks
Whose side is the media on? Not ours

Very true and Very sad

The America Media for the most part is an absolute disgrace

7 posted on 11/19/2004 2:17:06 AM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: goldstategop

This nation needs to totally abandon the MSM and probably will. Everyone I know, even liberals, are outraged over what this NBC reporter did. They are the perps here, not that young Marine. He is a HERO. For many years, the left has been in the business of destroying American heroes, beginning with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. How long, America, are we going to tolerate this! How long are we going to continue to tune in to this trash. Beginning today, I will not watch or pay attention to anything NBC, though I love to watch Wake-Up call and Squawk Box on CNBC. Some things deserve intolerance and this is one of them. This reporter probably will not be socially ostracized but he should be. Shunning our enemies is the least we can do to stop those who enable the murderers whose only reason for living is to kill Americans. The spotlight of anger and disapproval should be refocused where it belongs..ON NBC.

8 posted on 11/19/2004 2:38:02 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: jazzlite

So how do we hold the MSM accountable? NBC is owned by General Electric. ABC is owned by Disney. CBS is owned by Viacom. There are ways to show that we've had ENOUGH!! I've already contacted GE and let them know that I will be boycotting all of there products, down to the smallest light bulb. There will be no Disney toys for any child in my life and never again will I go to see a movie by Paramount Pictures. The way to show that we're not going to take it anymore is to hit them where it hurts--in the pockets!

9 posted on 11/19/2004 2:46:38 AM PST by Warrior_Queen ("The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing")
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To: kattracks

The media proved their colors the day they announced 9/11 was our fault.

10 posted on 11/19/2004 3:08:49 AM PST by mtbopfuyn
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To: kattracks

The media is on their own side...whatever they determine is beneficial to their biased point of view....thats how the story gets reported....By the way...what the hell happened to Dan Rather....NOTHING you say????...

11 posted on 11/19/2004 3:59:06 AM PST by Route101
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To: kattracks
There's a poll on whether or not the Marine in question should be prosecuted or no at Bill O'Reilly's website.
12 posted on 11/19/2004 4:41:12 AM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: Warrior_Queen

We have to refer to them as The Old Media rather than the MSM, for a start. Or, in my case, Old Media Dogs.

13 posted on 11/19/2004 4:48:27 AM PST by AmericanChef
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