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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-27-06 11:51 AM
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3. It's fair to ask the question
The answer, of course, is no, if he means that journos are biased against the war and are making shit up to end it. Are most of them repulsed by the war? Yes. Does this come across in their stories? Yes.

But as a WaPo writer put it earlier, she went to the forces and asked to see all these good news events. And was told, oh, it's too dangerous. If we show you the school, they'll blow it up. If we show you the oil line, they'll blow it up.

Sure, there might be a few feel-good stories there not being covered. But the overwhelming story there is "it's a fucking disaster" and no amount of reports of repainted schools is going to change that.
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  -Kurtz: Fair to ask if media skepticism is behind declining support for war BurtWorm  Mar-27-06 11:35 AM   #0 
  - Garbage, Mr. Kurtz. Those of us opposed from day 1 have been ignored  faygokid   Mar-27-06 11:43 AM   #1 
  - I offer a situation to consider:  tasteblind   Mar-27-06 11:47 AM   #2 
  - If I'm of the Howard Kurtz school, I ruminate over how the report  BurtWorm   Mar-27-06 11:55 AM   #7 
     - Kurtz is such a putz.  tasteblind   Mar-27-06 12:16 PM   #14 
  - It's fair to ask the question  warrens   Mar-27-06 11:51 AM   #3 
  - In fairness...  GOPFighter   Mar-27-06 11:53 AM   #4 
  - Howard Kurtz has the credibility to influence nationwide opinions?  NanceGreggs   Mar-27-06 11:53 AM   #5 
  - Kurtz Seems to Imply Here That Drumming Up Support for the War is His Job  AndyTiedye   Mar-27-06 11:53 AM   #6 
  - If he thinks the media are "piling on"  tularetom   Mar-27-06 11:55 AM   #8 
  - Lemme just throw another possibility out there....  BlooInBloo   Mar-27-06 11:57 AM   #9 
  - Kurtz is a tool of the Rove WH. He was quick to dismiss the Jeff Gannon  oasis   Mar-27-06 12:03 PM   #10 
  - The security situation is much, much worse than in Vietnam  kenny blankenship   Mar-27-06 12:08 PM   #11 
  - Is it fair to ask if Howard Kurtz is on the White House payroll? nt  bklyncowgirl   Mar-27-06 12:12 PM   #12 
  - Kurtz unwittingly admits that the talking point is political bullshit.  endarkenment   Mar-27-06 12:12 PM   #13 
  - The same media that is "turning opinion against the war"  Ignacio Upton   Mar-27-06 12:16 PM   #15 
  - It was very well understood back during Vietnam that  SpaceCatMeetsMars   Mar-27-06 12:21 PM   #16 
  - Worst media critic ever. EOM  K-W   Mar-27-06 12:24 PM   #17 
  - Is it fair to ask Mr. Kurtz if his wife is still receiving contracts from  Spazito   Mar-27-06 01:00 PM   #18 
  - DAMN YOU! I wanted to be the one to ask that question  Gabi Hayes   Mar-27-06 01:04 PM   #19 
     - LOL, sorry bout that!  Spazito   Mar-28-06 01:04 PM   #21 
  - Fair to ask if Kurtz is a media-ho for the Right Wing? Seems fair to me.  Mayberry Machiavelli   Mar-27-06 05:11 PM   #20 

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