Without Bush, media lose interest in war caskets

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    Without Bush, media lose interest in war caskets | Washington Examiner

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    The excuses include, "Well, TV crews are expensive. Overtime, travel..." But that didn't stop the initial fervor to have casket video reports.

    Now apparently, with Obama in office, there's not the same zeal to show war casualties in flag draped coffins. Almost like it's not cool anymore.

    Wonder why?
     
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    Cause they LIKE Obama?
     
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    I appreciate your thread, it's important... but damn it chokes me up!
     
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    They're heavily invested in getting Obama elected--to be critical of him on anything would certainly be out of the question. BTW--I am referring to CNN--ABC--NBC--CBS--& MSNBC--which covers about all of them--:lol:

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    This is just a stab from the media perspective, but when stuff is reported, one of the things that makes it newsworthy is rarity. I'm not talking about the casualty but the ability to view that casket and photograph it for the masses. It was banned since the Persian Gulf War, but now that it's accessible, we took photos until it became repetitive. Seeing the same image over and over isn't going to sell a newspaper.

    I know this doesn't fit into your argument that they're trying to sell a Democratic administration to the public, but I find my explanation a lot more practical.
     
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    And what about the carnage? What about the "collateral damage" and the bleeding babies in Afghanistan? Is the media supporting the troops now that it's Obama's war?

    Things that make you go hmmmmm.
     
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    War is carnage and civilian casualties. Every combat veteran knows that the hard way. I do believe the golden opportunity to reshape both the culture of Iraq and Afghanistan slipped away some years ago. American history will always note that Bush let Osama slip away at the moment he had a real chance to catch and kill him.
     
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    Bullshit.....they sold papers because people like you liked seeing dead American soldiers returning home so you could use it as a tool to attack a very popular President.

    The liberal MSM thought, and they were right, that if you showed the bodies of soldiers they could sway the American people to believe they were dying in a senseless war and turn on Bush. What they forgot in that the same people that were condemning the war were the same people while a democrat was in office telling us how evil Saddam was and how he must be stopped then changed their story when they lost twice to the same man they called a idiot.


     
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    That ignores the claim of the MSM completely. Their claim was they wanted to show the human cost of war. Selling newspapers was not a concern for them, those vital pictures were!

    Now they seem to realize what a negative impact this can have on Obama so they suddenly don't find it necessary. Just the same hypocrisy of liberals that gives their party the only consistency they have.
     
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