|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Monday, May 29, 2006
an Associated Press article on the alleged killings of civilians in Iraq by Marine officers. (And the reaction thereto by Rep. John Murtha, D-Overstretched.) In the middle of the article, the following was asserted as fact:
Replace the first 17 words with "The Bush administration's effort to win over the media and intelligentsia", and maybe that's a statement no one can quibble with. As for the Iraqis and others in the Arab world, they have been the unfortunate witnesses of enough spectacular brutality -- such as when Hafez Assad massacred 20,000 or so rebels at Hama -- that they are probably unimpressed with the activities of the American military's amateur Mapplethorpes.
I mean, you never see a mainstream media article state anything like the following as fact:
Funny how that works.