Friday, June 09, 2006

I am a link-oholic

Five days after the start of this blog, I can't stop linking.

A place to find a great balance of writing from throughout the political spectrum is Real Clear Politics. This article, written by Jonathan Gurwitz, has some points to ponder:

"Something very bad happened in Haditha. And it is very possible that some or all of the allegations against the Marines regarding those 24 deaths will be borne out by impartial investigation.

But ask yourself if you have ever seen a leading news story, let alone a series of news stories, about the genocide in Sudan.


Ask yourself how the Islamic world can be so enraged about 24 deaths in Haditha and the indignities of Abu Ghraib, while there is no outcry about the death of 400,000 Muslims and the atrocities in Darfur.

Ask yourself why Lynndie England is the most recognizable name from the war in Iraq, while you may never have even heard the name of Paul Ray Smith."


As they say, go read it all.

4 comments:

Goesh said...

Keep up the good work, and excuse my rough language but much of the media and many on the Left are nothing but damn dirty hypocrites. they purport to support our troops but in reality they don't. I believe they secretly loathe them and being the despicable bastards they are, they don't have the courage to be up-front about it. I for one don't believe that much of our media in any way supports our troops and with glee they report the negative and look only for the negative. I would hope blog readers by the tens of thousands would email the various MSM outlets and share their sentiments.

Anonymous said...

"Ask yourself how the Islamic world can be so enraged about 24 deaths in Haditha and the indignities of Abu Ghraib, while there is no outcry about the death of 400,000 Muslims and the atrocities in Darfur."

A friend of mine in the Canadian army summed the explanation up perfectly when he said " 24 deaths is a tragedy, 400,000 is a statistic"

Jeanette said...

I read something the other day that said when reporters get killed or wounded we hear their names in the press like they're heroes. Then we read the line: An American soldier was also killed in the attack." An anonymous soldier who was a bigger hero than someone going for a story, someone who risked and gave his life for that reporter, and he gets an anonymous one line mention in the news.

Keep up the good work. We have linked to you with our post Spirit Builders. You are being added to my bookmarks and I'll also add you to our blogroll. God bless you on this job you have taken to show the truth.

Steven said...

LoL, keep up the good work. I am a linkaholic too!

Well... I am not actually. But we still a good pair of eyes on the media. :)