"since March 2004 about U.S. detainee policies and treatment of prisoners at facilities such as Abu Ghraib. By contrast, since March of 2001, these papers have run only eight editorials about the terrorist tactic of beheading hostages in Iraq and elsewhere. These papers have run only three editorials about the estimated 290,000 to 400,000 bodies found in 300 mass graves in Iraq. These papers have run no editorials about the accusations of rape of women and children committed by U.N. peacekeepers and U.N. personnel in the Congo in Africa."How is that for fair and balanced? Lieutenant Colonel Tim Ryan, a Task Force Commander in Iraq, had a choice critique of the efforts by our very own Main Stream Media at presenting the News:
"Print and video journalists are covering only a small fraction of the events in Iraq and more often than not, the events they cover are only the bad ones. Many of the journalists making public assessments about the progress of the war in Iraq are unqualified to do so, given their training and experience. The inaccurate picture they paint has distorted the world view of the daily realities in Iraq. The result is a further erosion of international public support for the United States' efforts there, and a strengthening of the insurgents' resolve and recruiting efforts while weakening our own. Through their incomplete, uninformed and unbalanced reporting, many members of the media covering the war in Iraq are aiding and abetting the enemy."From Iraq the Colonel can make the call of "aiding and abetting the enemy" so what do you think the news landscape is going to look like stateside once Al-Jazeera starts operations in D.C.? Fair and Balanced reporting by David Frost of the BBC and ex-marine Josh Rushing says Big Al. Yead buddy.
Media Monitor - Aiding and Abetting the Enemy - October 20, 2005: