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eg8r
07-15-2004, 03:12 PM
I was reading the Opinion Journal from the WSJ today and saw a few more interesting examples of the liberal media.
<font color="blue">The blue is from the article. </font color> <font color="red"> The red is my own input. </font color>
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Opinion Journal:</font><hr> A U.S. News &amp; World Report article about the Abu Ghraib prison abuses is headlined "Hell on Earth" and carries the subheadline: "Life in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, newly available documents show, would have made Satan quake." Perhaps the magazine means this as some sort of subtle "South Park" reference; otherwise, it's a ridiculous bit of hype. (The article itself makes no reference to the lord of the underworld, and we tend to doubt that the Pentagon documents on which it's based do either.)

Here's the headline and subhead from another article in the same U.S. News issue: "When Saddam Ruled the Day; Twenty-five years ago, he showed his secrets for survival: Be crafty--and be ruthless."

<font color="blue"> So in U.S. News's estimation, taking humiliating pictures of prisoners is enough to make "Satan quake," whereas the systemic murder of political opponents is merely "crafty."
</font color> <font color="red"> I am sure that just irks Ross everytime he hears it, but this is what the average American believes. Well, to get right to the point this is what the media tells them. </font color> <hr /></blockquote> Abu Grahib is not anywhere near as bad now as the previous ruler yet the media continues to blow it all out of proportion.

<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Opinion Journal:</font><hr> Josť Manuel Barroso, who is nearing the end of his term as Portugal's prime minister and is hoping to become president of the European Commission, is distancing himself from America, the Financial Times reports:

Questioned on Portugal's involvement in the US-led war coalition in Iraq, on the first day of hearings before the European parliament, Mr Barroso said that, while he was a long-standing admirer of the US, he also hated what he described as <font color="blue"> American "arrogance" and "unilateralism." </font color>

Not only is Portugal a member of the coalition that toppled Saddam Hussein; Barroso hosted the preliberation summit with President Bush and Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Jose Maria Aznar. <font color="blue"> For him to accuse America of "unliateralism" is tantamount to denying the existence of his own country. </font color>

Meanwhile, <font color="blue"> the Associated Press reports that the Philippines, a "key ally," </font color>is withdrawing from Iraq so as to appease kidnappers holding a Filipino truck driver. "A full withdrawal before its scheduled departure date by one of the U.S.' biggest backers in the war on terror would be a major blow to unity of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq," the AP claims.

<font color="blue"> If the U.S. liberated Iraq "unilaterally," how can the withdrawal of a "key ally" be a "major blow" to the effort? </font color>

<hr /></blockquote> There have been more than one occasion where members of this board have mentioned that the US went against the world and invaded Iraq alone. It cracks me up everytime the lie is mentioned, but here is our supposedly "unbiased" media stating the lies.

eg8r

Wally_in_Cincy
07-16-2004, 06:26 AM
The scary thing is US News is relatively conservative compared to Time and Newsweek.

The Filipinos should have said to the terrorists "For every Filipino you kill or kidnap we are sending 50 more soldiers to Iraq".

Brent Bozell has a new book out "Weapons of Mass Deception" and he's making the talk show rounds. He said one hour after Saddam was captured an ABC tv reporter (sorry forgot the name) actually said "Will Saddam get a fair trial or will he be railroaded by the US military?" /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

He apologized a few hours later.......at NPR online /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

unbelievable...

Kato
07-16-2004, 11:41 AM
The Filipino's are pulling out 58 soldiers. At what point in time could that be considered "key"

Kato

highsea
07-16-2004, 11:59 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Kato:</font><hr> The Filipino's are pulling out 58 soldiers. At what point in time could that be considered "key"

Kato <hr /></blockquote>That's what I was wondering too. 51 Filipinos engaged in training of the IP, who were planning on leaving next month anyway. And the AP calls this loss of a "key ally" a "major blow" to the coalition. ROFL. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif