Skip to comments.Hero Soldiers Say CNN'S War Coverage is Skewed
Posted on 11/01/2005 3:33:10 PM PST by faithincowboys
CNN invited two heroes from the Kentucky National Guard who just returned from Iraq to tell their stories on "Live From" today. The segment includes the story of how one of them earned a silver star and some comments on how rewarding it was to make friends with Iraqis who are helping rebuild the country. But most relevant to my beat were these comments on the media's coverage of the war from Capt. Todd Lindner:
KYRA PHILLIPS: Now that you've come home, and you're seeing the news, and you're sort of seeing how things are portrayed I want to get both of you to respond to this are we getting it right, Todd?
LINDNER: Um, you know honestly I haven't watched the news since I've been home. I've only been home for about 12 hours, so...
PHILLIPS: I don't blame you, I'd rather hang out with the family too.
LINDNER: But, uh, we did watch the news when we were back in Baghdad, and we had AFN, and we were able to watch CNN, but I don't know that they always had it right, and I don't know that it's anybody's fault, but for us, we understood our purpose for being there, and we just wanted to make a difference and have an impact, and we definitely did that. But it is kind of disheartening sometimes to see everything focused on just the, the death and destruction and the IED strikes and not focused on how well the U.S. and coalition forces are doing building up the Iraqi police services and the Iraqi army. It really is a tremendous effort being put into that infrastructure and building a self-sufficient government over there. And they're absolutely making progress. I'm glad to see CNN asking the soldiers for their opinions about the coverage of the war, and Lindner's take seems fair to me especially since the discrepancy between the number of stories about the 2,000th casualty and the Iraqi constitution was so vast even the normally left-of-center CJR Daily took note.
Big ouch. Great going captain. Kick them in the shorts.
Did you see the video??? It is phenomenal for various reasons.
Yeah, someone should ping the usual suspects about this...
Nice! Our guys are such heros and the American people should be getting these stories every single day.
Way too polite. Way.
He should have given her a royal smack-down.
BTW, a big thank you to Kyra for asking the question.
Yeah, we decided.
Perhaps they'd like to inform the ranking members of the Senate Intelligence Committee who spent the afternoon tearing apart our war effort.
Isn't Kyra Phillips Rush's latest squeeze?
No, I think he's dating Daryn Kagan... if he's dating Kyra now, that could get nasty at the Commie News Network.
I just remembered that he was dating some CNN chick with a funny sounding name.
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