Many of the articles are presented in the Iraqi press as unbiased news accounts written and reported by independent journalists. The stories trumpet the work of U.S. and Iraqi troops, denounce insurgents and tout U.S.-led efforts to rebuild the country.So they are "basically factual"; and that is a crime? I guess that would be considered a crime to many in the MSM; after all, they have built a reputation on providing factual information, have they not?
Though the articles are basically factual, they present only one side of events and omit information that might reflect poorly on the U.S. or Iraqi governments
And, they present only one side of events and omit information that might reflect poorly on the U.S. or Iraqi governments. Okay, Pot... I've got an assignment for you. Google the terms, "Marines die" or "suicide bomber" or "Abu Ghraib" and see how many MSM stories you get. Then google the terms "Iraq new schools" or "Iraq new hospitals" or "Iraq Kurds grateful" and see how many MSM outlets pick up those stories.
But according to the LA Times and the rest of the MSM, the story's not balanced unless there's something that slams the U.S. or its military or its mission. And if the entire story slams the U.S. or its military or its mission, then it doesn't require balance.
If the U.S. doesn't pay to have the positive things regarding Iraq reported, what other vehicle do they possess to get them out?
It certainly won't happen here
Sorry. That's the only word I can come up with for them lately.
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