"Reporting For The Enemy"by New York Post Washingto bureau chief Deborah Orin has been making the blog rounds. It's really good, and you should read it all. She says, in part:
THE video only lasts four minutes or so — grue some scenes of torture from the days when Saddam Hussein's thugs ruled Abu Ghraib prison. I couldn't bear to watch, so I walked out until it was over. Some who stayed wished they hadn't. They told of savage scenes of decapitation, fingers chopped off one by one, tongues hacked out with a razor blade — all while victims shriek in pain and the thugs chant Saddam's praises.
Saddam's henchmen took the videos as newsreels to document their deeds in honor of their leader.
But these awful images didn't show up on American TV news.
In fact, just four or five reporters showed up for the screening at the American Enterprise Institute think tank, which says it got the video via the Pentagon. Fewer wrote about it ...
AEI spokeswoman Veronique Rodman, puzzled by the minimal interest in the Saddam torture video, is sure that if it was a video of equally horrific torture committed by U.S. troops, the press would find ways to show or report it.
Reporters have to face up to the fact that right now, if we highlight the wrongs that Americans commit but not — out of squeamishness — the far worse horrors committed by others, we become propaganda tools for the other side.
And speaking of willful omissions by mainstream reporters ... "As Economy Improves, Bush's Economic Policies Ignored."
At the beginning of the year, Bush's economic policies overshadowed all other issues in news coverage. However, since April, the networks have practically abandoned coverage of his economic policy - even as the economy and labor market have shown signs of significant improvement.
Of course that paragraph should read "... networks have practically abandoned coverage of his economic policy because the economy and labor market have shown signs of significant improvement."
At the beginning of the year, the Democrat mantra was, "This election will be about jobs, jobs, jobs." But now that we have added 1.4 million new jobs since last fall, all we hear from the press is silence, silence, silence.
And here's a little more good news that will obviously receive a negative spin ... "US - A Millionaire-Making Machine."
The US and Canada added more millionaires last year than Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, combined. The US had the largest gain in the number of millionaires of any country.
Only an absolute fool or a die-hard Socialist could think that this was bad news. Unfortunately there are a lot of those folks out there.