Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Journalistic Bias


Fair and Balanced?



When the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse case first hit the airwaves, a tidal wave of tsunami proportions portrayed American soldiers in the same light as Saddam Hussein.

I'm not here to defend the actions of the 372nd Military Police Company. What they did was a discredit to not just their unit but to all military veterans and personnel. They lost their moral compass and committed acts that I believe they would normally abhor.

But the media coverage portrayed this isolated incident as being pervasive throughout the military. While the news -- and the pictures -- rocketed around the globe, what was not revealed was that most of the guards in the pictures were already under arrest and later prosecuted. Still, the New York Times and other left-wing media sources saturated the public with story after story about prisoner abuse from American soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, Eastern Europe and Guantanamo Bay.
Al Jazeera ran the story continuously and the Islamic world reacted as expected.









So now I ask, where is the coverage on the five Bulgarian nurses and one doctor being held in Libya?
The six medical workers were accused in 1998 of purposely infecting Libyan children with HIV even though scientist have proven that the strain came from another source and was active before the medical personnel ever arrived in Libya.
These nurses aren't being posed in sexually degrading pictures, they are being raped regularly by Libyan guards. They are also being tortured and electrocuted and now have been sentenced to death by firing squad.

Libya is willing to free the accused for the mere amount of $5.5 billion. More than the compensation they paid for downing aircraft Pan Am Flight 103.

Where are the indignant Muslims protesting against the inhumane treatment of these medical workers? I guess infidels shouldn't expect to be treated humanely.

Where is the New York Times? How about Al Jazeera?

Here is a timeline of the key dates.

17 Comments:

At 11:28 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

The whole situation is appalling, especially since it is steeped in hypocrisy.

 
At 12:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you ever gotten the feeling the media WANTS us to fail in Iraq?

 
At 4:22 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

I know the media wants us to fail and so does most of the Democratic Party. They both gleefully report American casualties while pretending to care about their families.
They care nothing but using these numbers to prove failure even when none exists.
Complete hypocrites.

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

Fairness in mainstream journalism apparently is dead. I tell you, I'm sick of the lot of them.

But how I feel isn't really what's important. What IS important is that certain stories are not being reported because the telling of them doesn't support the leftist agenda.

For all their yapping about human rights, the left doesn't truly care about people. Rather, the left would rather withhold criticism of particular dictators, especially Muslim ones.

 
At 5:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point! Actually, if they have been proven innocent, and Libya is demanding $$$$ to free them, then it's just your standard muslim hostage situation. No different than Jill Carroll last year about this time in Iraq.

Hey dude, when are you going to switch to the new blogger? You just use your email address (real or imagined) as your username, and a password. It does all the work. I just changed over another blog I have for family photos and it took a couple minutes. It's much nicer...

 
At 6:08 AM, Blogger nanc said...

appalling!

eyes - although i've resisted it, when fern switched curtains over to the new blogger i was amazed at what it can do - no more working to get links in and a multitude of other great things.

 
At 7:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, it's much better.. I had heard some stuff about creating a google account, but it's really nothing that's not out there now (email address and password)... Doesn't have to be your 'real' email address... I created one on yahoo for my blogging because my real email address contains my real name...

 
At 7:34 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

I'm afraid of change..

 
At 8:41 AM, Blogger Diversity Project said...

You're a moron. Only an idiot would defend the largest terrorist nation on this planet. America.
Maybe someday you can enjoy waterboarding with your CIA.

Jackass

 
At 8:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The US campaign to subdue Libya met a lot of criticism, but in the end paid off.

Libya no longer maintains any direct links to terrorism.

The media and the Left can only confront Western democracies. Its an easy target.

 
At 9:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Nice going Diversity Project.

You hate America but love the repressive Vietnamese regime (as your blog shows).

Maybe you are right. The US just doesnt have the freedom of press, religion or speech that Vietnam has. Their security forces are well known for treating their prisoners better than the US as well.

What America needs is a one party system like Vietnam so that we can cover-up any unpleasantries. We can have equal rights by taking away everyones' civil rights (except the party bosses, of course)!!!!

I think DP is a prime candidate for waterboarding.

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger Gayle said...

I think DP, if he is an American, is a traitor.

AC, I hadn't heard anything at all about this until I came here. Your point is well made; the hypocrisy of the MSM is almost too much to bear! What are they smoking anyway? Their own socks? It just makes me furious that they won't tell the American people the truth!

 
At 11:41 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

I guess infidels shouldn't expect to be treated humanely.
..Now u finally get it!..Good Lord.

 
At 12:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Duck is fairly typical of the mindset of media. I have him endorsing the expulsion of Joos from Egypt because a few of them were spies. Following his logic I want to round up all the Commies in the USA and drop them in North Korea because the Rosenbergs were spies.

According to the Duck ethnic cleansing is good as long as Joos are cleansed.

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

DP, what a maroon! I'd take my chances with the CIA over the Vietnamese any day of the week!

Freedom now checkmated that idiot! LOL!

 
At 4:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AC

One of the things about you is that you are a nice guy. Thus a clod like Diversity Project will mouth off on your blog.

Only the most hardened leftists dare say a peep at my site although they read it daily.

In reality I am a good host just do not be a jerk.

 
At 5:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's called a trip to the woodshed Beak and Dipsh*t DP needs to go on a different trip.

 

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