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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:12 AM
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Why aren't the reporters flooding into Iraq to show us first hand the surge success?
You think they would all be there standing in the recently safe streets with camera crews in tow showing off McCains success. Wouldn't you? Why isn't Fox news and Geraldo over there with his little pistol doing man in the street interviews?

Why the lack of coverage if everything is going so swimmingly.

I will tell you why. The pictures would not reflect what we are being told to believe. That is why.

Don
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:13 AM
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1. the surge worked as political propaganda...now on to the next war in afghanistan
Edited on Sat Jul-26-08 09:20 AM by spanone
every picture, every word printed about iraq is vetted by the pentagon....
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wurzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:17 AM
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2. Very good point!
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:19 AM
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3. Them can't. Them too *ascared*:
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:20 AM
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4. Theres no doubt about it being a failure just as sure as I'm typing these words now.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:21 AM
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5. i don't even see reporters 'reporting' from iraq....
Edited on Sat Jul-26-08 09:40 AM by spanone
are there ANY reporters in iraq?....not that i've seen
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MO_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:26 AM
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6. Yeah! And why
isn't "Mission Accomplished" Bush there, prancing around Baghdad? He could even do a little shopping!
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:27 AM
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7. A rhetorical question?
:hi:
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:33 AM
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8. They would have to shoot a scene like that on a Hollywood back lot
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:34 AM
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9. Of course! I've asked that, here, before. Remember back when they said
there were amusement parks in Baghdad? That was over a year ago, IIRC. It was also during the same time period when bodies with drill holes were being dumped everywhere.

I said that I hoped they weren't dumping these bodies near the amusement parks. Would scare the children, don'tcha know. What farce!!

I don't understand why our supine press hasn't asked the obvious question: With Bush's love of photo-ops, why isn't that revolting POS over there, showing us around the place? Yeah, you are absolutely correct.



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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:38 AM
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10. They won't because it's not safe.
Brian Williams knows he's safer in Iran. That's why he's gone there.
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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:39 AM
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11. You expect them to do actual work?
It's so much easier to sit at home, making crap up. That's what they're paid to do anyway. It's been quite effective so far.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:40 AM
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12. They are trying to stay on message.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:55 AM
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13. Good point. First person reports from Iraq are rare these days.
:shrug:
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 10:32 AM
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14. The corporate media is all about profits. Foreign bureaus have been closed, newsrooms thinned.
It's not about news at all.

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wmbrew0206 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 01:38 PM
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15. Have you noticed that the number of articles about Iraq per month are
proporitional with the amount of US causilties?

In news the old saying is "If it bleeds, it leads."

As the violence dropped in Iraq, so did the interest of the US media. This last week was the most articles about Iraq that the media has done in about six to eight months.
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GammaRay Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 01:39 PM
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16. Because the "success" is a LIE!
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 01:44 PM
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17. they don't want a Blackwater bullet in their head?
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 02:05 PM
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18. Amy Goodman
recently interviewed a man who served in the military in Iraq and who, after he came home, went back to report on behalf of a college newspaper as an embedded journalist. He said that his video footage of the fight for Basra showed hundreds of U.S.-backed Iraqi soldiers laying down their arms and refusing to fight. The U.S. military refused to allow him to show any of this.
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Kip Humphrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 02:19 PM
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19. They don't want to get killed.
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