Iraqis Protest Terrorisim - Media Ignores it

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    Iraqis Protest Terrorism And No One Reports It
    By Frank Salvato (03/04/05)

    No matter how much the “new media” exposes the elite media for its agenda – its biased, slanted framing of stories and the non-reporting of important events – it just keeps at it as if “we the people” are too stupid to notice. It boggles the mind. As the old guard’s credibility plummets, not unlike a dot.com stock in early 2000, the mainstream’s media continues to adhere to their elitist agenda of skewing the information offered to the American people regardless of the realities of any given situation.

    An incredibly huge event took place recently in Hillah, Iraq. Just one day after terrorists detonated a massive car bomb killing at least 125 Iraqis, who were lined up to take physicals in an effort to gain employment with the local police force, thousands of Hillah residents took to the streets in protest. They weren’t protesting against the “American occupation” and they weren’t protesting against the “aggression of the West.” They weren’t protesting the treatment of terrorists being detained at Abu Ghraib. They were protesting against those who committed murder against their people. They were protesting against terrorism, Baathism and Wahhabism.

    Think about it, if these 2000-plus people would have taken to the streets in protest of inhumane treatment and indiscriminate terrorism prior to March of 2003 “Chemical Ali” would have been dispatched to recreate his gassing of the Kurds. The fact that this number of people chose to exercise their new freedom of speech, and to do it in protest of Islamo-Fascism with chants of, “No to terrorism! No to Baathism! No to Wahhabism!” is an incredible story which those in other oppressively ruled Arab countries would embrace. Undoubtedly, the people of Lebanon would applaud their Arab brothers and sisters in their quest for freedom.

    Yet there was but a whisper of this monumental event in the mainstream media. There was nothing printed about it in the New York Times. There was nothing printed about it in Reuters. The story was absent from the online pages of CNN, MSNBC, USA Today, CBS and even FOX News. No television station – network or otherwise – covered the protest. The only mainstream outlet to cover the story – a story that faded quicker than William Hung’s singing career – was the Associated Press (AP). To be fair, ABC, a few mid-tier newspapers and Salon.com picked up the AP story but in order to read it in its entirety on Salon.com you had to be a premium member. How paradoxically capitalistic for a left-wing publication.

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    Damn good article Bon, but it's no wonder to me why the "liberal" media is ignoring it. It boils down to this, and this has been true ever since *PRESIDENT* Bush took office...

    GOOD NEWS FOR AMERICA... bad news for liberals

    BAD NEWS FOR AMERICA... good news for liberals

    So the only news the liberal controlled media is going to run, is BAD news. The only thing about that is, they're good at bashing conservatives, and *PRESIDENT* Bush, but they're FRESH OUT of better ideas.

    Whinney fucking no load bastards.
     
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    I can definitely agree with this. Especially here in Germany.
     
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    anybody know how al-jazeera spun their crap line on this? I'm interested to know if they tried to show this as support for zarqawi or not.
     

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