No Media Bias HereChristiane Amanpour, CNN Chief International Correspondent:"The war in Iraq has basically turned out to be a disaster and journalists have paid for it, paid for the privilege of witnessing and reporting that and so have many, many other people who have been there." Yes, God bless those valiant journalists who are out there in harm's way defending freedom bringing liberty to the world. "I mean, by any indicator Iraq is a black hole. Yes, they have had elections. What kind of a government are they going to come up with. Will it be a national unity government? Or will it be the one that sows the seeds of civil war?" Does it matter? Aren't they supposed to be against nation building and sowing democracy? Isn't self-determination enough? "And by any indication whether you take the number of journalists killed or wounded, whether you take the number of American soldiers killed or wounded, whether you take the number of Iraqi soldiers killed and wounded, contractors, people working there, it just gets worse and worse." Except that it's not. On Pakistan: "Well, we're there to report what's actually going on and we pay a heavy price for trying to get to the truth. And the truth is what our business is all about. And that's why we're out there, despite the enormous, enormous personal cost to us, to our families, and to our networks." Think she's as underpaid as our soldiers? Or do you think she's compensated pretty well to pay that "heavy price for trying to get to the truth".
# posted by Snow :
Thursday, February 02, 2006 11:36:00 AM
Journalists need to get over themselves and release that they just aren't really all that important. The soldiers over in Iraq and Afghanistan are.
If they delivered unbiased news they might be of use, but the majority serve as mouthpieces of the liberal left and have been shoving the left's anti-American, socialist propaganda down our throats 24/7.
Peter Arnett made some of the same type of comments and even alluded to the journalists job of saving us from having to trust our government. If Mr. Arnett doesn't trust the American government then he ought to put his money where his big mouth is and just leave. So he doesn't trust our government? Well I don't trust him or any of the journalists of the liberal infilterated alphabet soup networks.
# posted by Clay :
Thursday, February 02, 2006 7:01:00 PM