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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Ain't It The Truth

From a new to me blog that I happened to check out today, I bring you this entry.

Via Murdoc Online, in a post where he dares to speculate how the today's media which covers the Iraq invasion, would have covered the Normandy invasion.
Anyway, a couple other thoughts on the matter:
Murdoc Online: June 6, 1944:

What I'm referring to has been called the 'No Right Answer' game. The rules of the game are simple: Anything the military does or says is wrong.

Fun for the whole family.

The game gets kicked up a notch when you can criticize the President of the United States at the same time. Double points if it's a Republican. Triple word score if he's from Texas.

Comparing headlines from June 6th, 1944 to those in 1991 or 2003 can be an interesting exercise, but I'd suggest that the media (big and small) today is as different as it was in 1991 as the 1991 media was from the 1944 media. And it's the coverage during and after the campaign, not just the headlines on day one, that matter.

I don't expect that we'd have seen stories about Mein Kampf mishandling, for instance. (Never mind that we didn't issue Mein Kampf to Nazi prisoners.) Media criticism, especially when deserved and constructive, is a critical component of freedom. But lately we're seeing much that isn't at all constructive and often not deserved at all, let alone worthy of around-the-clock updates. Too much of what we see lately is simply unpatriotic in my book, and that we wouldn't have seen in 1944. Not in the headlines, at any rate."
Gee. That seems to already be a popular game.

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