Skip to comments.Have the Mainstream Media Ignored Our Heroes?(YES!)
Posted on 06/19/2006 8:49:50 AM PDT by kellynla
"Why do media refuse to report anything positive about the War on Terrorism?"
"Why haven't we heard more about the heroic actions of our military serving in Afghanistan and Iraq?"
"Why is the liberal media so intensely hostile to the efforts of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines?"
If you've thought or asked similar questions since the War on Terrorism began, you're not alone. Indeed, it sometimes seems some in the mainstream media have followed a single rule when reporting on our military and the War on Terror: all negative, all the time.
After years of watching and reading coverage of the War on Terror, many citizens, including us, have been awestruck by the lack of balance and objectivity exercised by American reporters and news executives. The dearth of hopeful or heroic stories reported has given viewers a lopsided perspective.
Case in point: the New York Times and their love affair with the Abu Ghraib prison abuses. To date, the New York Times has devoted over 50 front page articles to the story! Currently, not a single individual chronicled in our book, Home of the Brave: Honoring the Unsung Heroes in the War on Terror, - some of the most highly decorated members of the United States military - has received a front-page story devoted to his or her valorous actions. Even when Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the best the New York Times could muster was a story buried on page 13. A nation that ignores or worse attacks its heroes erodes and disparages its own ethos.
Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, has catalogued hundreds of audacious quotes from leading reporters and media executives. Consider the following:
(Excerpt) Read more at 1.realclearpolitics.com ...
And above all, we must always remember the great and enduring lesson American history teaches: "Ours would not be the land of the free if it were not also the home of the brave."
The MSM has a mission. That mission is NOT to support or build the USofA.
People need to STOP buying newpapers!
Especially those of who make a habit of printing "tabloid-like" articles. Trash sells. And as long as people buy the trash, they will continue to print it. When you hurt them in the "purse strings" then they'll listen.
and, no I don't read newspapers. If I do, it is only an article that may be of particular importance to me.
This is extremely vexing as we all know (CUZ THEY HAVE ALL TOLD US OVER AND OVER AND OVER) that they "Support the troops, even if they opposed the War." /sarc
http://newsbusters.org/node/5956, an article that is very much in line with yours. Good read.
Not only ignore, but often denigrate.
The url I listed didn't quite capture the particular article I was referring to. But, if you go there, scroll down to Sewell's article about Yellow Journalism.
The only heroes that the lame media worships are named Kennedy or Clinton. I will take our "unsung" heroes any day of the week.
People also need to stop patronizing the businesses that buy newspaper/TV/radio advertising. Losses in ad revenue are noticed much more quickly than declines in circulation or ratings.
Good morning, AB
I agree with you. Hit them where it hurts....the pocketbook..
'Sides, I don't read newspapers cause I know they are slanted!
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