Sunday, October 28, 2007

Media Responsible for Killing Troops?

I'm sure you all remember a couple of weeks back when the MSM was all abuzz with comments from Retired General Sanchez calling, "the Iraq war a nightmare with no end in sight." That made the headlines of every single paper and newscast as shown on this article from CNN. You will also notice another quote in the article that lays blame, "the Bush administration, the State Department, and Congress all share blame."

Funny how though if you read the whole report, he spends just as much time blaming another entity that is no where mentioned in the above article. Hmmm...and I wonder who that is and why it was left out...I'll let you see some of it and let you decide for yourself...

"What is clear to me is that you (the media) are perpetuating the corrosive partisan politics that is destroying our country and killing our service members who are at war. My assessment is that your profession, to some extent, has strayed from these ethical standards and allowed external agendas to manipulate what the American public sees on TV, reads in newspapers and what they see on the Web. For some of you, just like some of our politicians, the truth is of little to no value if it does not fit your own preconceived notions, biases and agendas." - Retired General Sanchez

I'm sure it was just an honest mistake to leave that very important part of the speech out!

2 comments:

Confessions of A Drama Mama said...

Yeah, why does that not surprise me. The media has always twisted the truth or taken words out of context not only about the war, but in many areas.

Mike's America said...

They had to literally trip over that part of the transcript on their way to the Bush bash section.

How convenient that they failed to report it.