dec55, on Jun 6 2005, 05:38 AM, said:
As I recall...he said we lost at TET in Vietnam.....we didn't.....it was the
biggest defeat of the Vietcong that day..... and President Johnson himself said Cronkite's report help the enemies' cause.......Even the North Vietnamese where elated at such a ally in Cronkite's reporting. It was really a diservice to our troops that fought and won the Tet offensive.........IMO
President Johnson got us into this mess, so of course he's have a...vested interest in blaming Cronkite and, by extension, saying Cronkite "helped" the enemy.
Well....not quite.......the whole Gitmo, Quran thing, (The not mentioning that the Quran was desecrated by inmates as well as a few soldiers that were the exception.)
The Quran story was in the media long before Newsweek reported it. From what I understand, the Newsweek reporter in question showed the article to the Pentagon and nobody said anything. Hmmmmm.
Abu Ghraib is a documented case of blatant prisoner abuse, and I've read that some of the inmates weren't even part of Saddam's regime--they were regular, run-of-the-mill criminals. Is reporting on Abu Ghraib "bashing the troops" as a whole?
That is one Democrat. Are there examples of others? What of ordinary Americans who were horrified about Abu Ghraib? Are they bashing the troops?
In fact, many Democrats have served in the military, whereas most of today's prominent Republicans have not. Check out this list (you may need to scroll down a little). Even Teddy the K served in the army!
to do to win this war. I think it is best that we concentrate on winning and fix the
problems that need to be fixed instead of telling the world that their mission is
just for oil and not defeating Terrorism. They know what they are fighting for..
and we should support them until their mission is completed.
How do they try to undermine what the troops are doing? Howard Dean himself has said that we can't pull out now. We broke it, we bought it.
I support the troops, but not the war. I believe we should've concentrated on stamping out al Qaeda and finding bin Laden.
The best way to support the troops would be to stabilize the nation and then pull out.
Rush went to Afganistan during the winter.......
Yes...as part of a fact-finding mission for the administration, IIRC. You don't see very many right-wingers doing this, though. And, FWIW, former Democratic Senator John Glenn has gone to entertain the troops as well.
I dunno....Rather still likes his forged documents.......he wants to use it again.
As for folks like Woodward and Burnstein.....money has become a sore point
with (Deepthroat Phelps).....and money from book deals.......
That again. If you have a problem with forged documents and sloppy journalism, what do you think of Faux News and the NY Post making up stories?
And it's Felt, not Phelps.
Just ask Faux and the New York Post!
I know conservatives like to pretend that the media is overwhelmingly liberal, but that's just dishonest. Especially with Faux News, the New York Post, the Washington Times, and the overrepresentation of right-wingers in the media.
Last time a poll was taken it was 80% plus Democrat for the media, and most
voted for Kerry...... Folks are human....and when they hate GW Bush who knows
what they can do?
Where is this poll? Is it a recent one? Who produced it? Is it a poll from an impartial source? The liberal media? You could've fooled me!
See what you get when you watch the Liberal press......? I got news for you,
to this date Rush has not been charged with anything....nor is accused by
anybody to investigate his medical records officially. There are no charges for even
Dr. shopping which has been reported for almost 2 years. As for the Iraq war,
troops will be coming home soon. The new Iraqi military have just made their
first offensive against the Insergents and Al queda.....
Rush has not been charged YET. Operative term...YET. And where did you hear that the troops will be coming home soon? Even Cheney says troops will be out "by 2009"--which is not "soon."
North Korea? The country whose leader is a total nutcase with his finger on the little red button to launch nukes? THAT North Korea?
Bush does not have the resources or manpower for military action in North Korea or Iran. The resources are all concentrated on Iraq. Military recruitment is down. Reservists in their 40s are being called up for duty. The military has loosened its requirements.
The only way Bush can even think of sending troops into these countries is if he brings back the draft. Do you think the draft is a good idea?
Dennis was on some cable channel......nobody watches .....he will just go back to HBO
Miller has been described as an opportunist, nothing more. I believe it.
he a independent......)
Miller's supposed to be a right-wing cheerleader and with promotion it could've been a hit. Colmes is a punching bag, nothing more. He is set up to be shouted down and silence. So much "fair and balanced" on Faux. I wasn't aware that Greta was a liberal. She is an ex-trial lawyer, but that does not, contrary to popular belief, equal liberal. Falafel O'Reilly likes to claim he's an independent, but in fact he is a registered Republican.
Jon Stewart, meanwhile, maintains a loyal audience and has won Emmys while Falafel guy is losing viewers.
BTW, did you check out Spinsanity and Media Matters for America?
to give him pointers......
Air America is now stable. Since it is only a year old, it was bound to have a rough patch. I know conservative commentators like to say it's a money hole. However, if that were true, Air America would not be adding stations.
Personally I think they should do what it takes to survive as a business. If it means
actually reporting with no bias and telling the public what your politics are would be refreshing.
Well, Faux News tried a much different approach from what you're describing...and it worked for a while.
Since Faux is losing viewers, CNN can step into the breach. Faux isn't doing what you are saying, so CNN should report the news reliably and with integrity.
I'm confused. You just wrote that the "liberal" press and "liberal" reporters are trying to undermine this country and are bashing the troops. Now you say that liberals love this country and care for all who are in it. Which is it?
wish they would believe us Republicans are the same way even though we disagree on what to do.....we are not the Nazis
they say we are. And I am sure not all Democrats are Soviet loving Commies
that want GW Bush to be assasinated.....either.
Then conservatives should stop accusing people who disagree with them of aiding the enemy. That attitude is anti-democratic and anti-American. Period.