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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Okay, This Really puzzles Me

I know all about the liberal media and their lefty bias. It's a fact, they prefer to report blood and guts, murder, mayhem, anything and everything that will shock and awe the viewer, grabbing their attention and raising ratings so they make more money. It's a business and it is ran by business people.

But, why is it that they just can't seem to find it in their schedule to report any decent news whatsoever?
Take this story for example, which if you happen to notice, was reported by the BBC:
"Two years after the statue of Saddam Hussein was toppled in Baghdad, marking the fall of the city to US-led forces, BBC Arabic.com asked seven Iraqis for their thoughts on how life has changed for them since the conflict.

Here are their stories."
A rather dramatic beginning to the story, but whatever. Read on:
SAAD , 32, BASRA, SOUND ENGINEER
"The previous regime used to tell us what to read, what to watch and what to listen to.
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The previous regime used to tell us what to say and what work we could do. It would decide how much we earned. Indeed, we did not even get salaries but "gifts" from the president."
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NOURA, 32, BAGHDAD, COMPUTER ENGINEER
"While we lost security after Saddam's fall, we gained our freedom and a chance to build a new society.
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The question is: Will Iraqis seize this opportunity, or will they let sectarianism and disagreement lead their lives?"

KABAN, 31, BAGHDAD, ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
"There have been many changes since the fall of Saddam's regime, but the most important change was that we feel free."
So they feel more free now than they ever have. They can watch what they want on teevee, say what they want without fear of the secret police hauling them off or killing them where they stand, and they don't have to worry about their families as much any more.
But it isn't all roses just yet:
IMAD MOHAMED, 25, BAGHDAD, UNIVERSITY GRADUATE
After the regime change in Iraq, I expected radical changes in Iraqi society. I hoped things would improve.

This is true in some cases. For example, as an Iraqi, I am no longer afraid that the secret security service will arrest me.

I am no longer afraid that I could be tortured, jailed, or killed simply because some officials do not like me.

I am no longer worried about losing my dignity or my life. And I am also getting a higher income, like most Iraqis.
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However, public services such as electricity and water supplies have not improved.
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Well no surprise here, he's a college student.
There have been radical changes. Granted, more changes need to be made, and they are on the way. But they're not going to show up on the front lawn overnight. Especially while there are still hundreds of crazies running around shooting at us.

Anyway, I had to read this story on the BBC website because it just isn't something we would see reported on our regular American Made news sources.
It's just too bad so many people are swayed or even ignorant to the rest of the world, because the lack of decent storytelling here in the U.S.

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