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Monday, March 27, 2006

Mr. President, Why is All the News Coverage on Iraq So Negative?

This is from a Q&A with Bush at one of his informative "townhall" meetings on March 22. You know, the "townhall" meetings at which the crowd must swear on the Bible that they pray for Bush every night before bed:
QUESTION:I ask you this from the bottom of my heart for a solution to this, because it seems that our major media networks don't want to portray the good. (Standing Ovation!) They just want to focus...

BUSH: OK, hold on a second.

QUESTION: They just want to focus on another car bomb or they just want to focus on some more bloodshed or they just want to focus on how they don't agree with you and what you're doing, when they don't even probably know how you're doing what you're doing anyway. But what can we do to get that footage on CNN, on Fox, to get it on Headline News, to get it on the local news?
She has a point. How can we get this footage on CNN and Fox? (Warning: graphic images)

An Iraqi boy mourns for a youth killed by a blast in the Iraqi city of Basra, 550 km (342 miles) south of Baghdad March 26, 2006. A 14-year-old student was killed and two others wounded by a bomb planted in front of a school in Basra, police said. (REUTERS/Atef Hassan)

Shad Mohammed, 6, is comforted by a neighbour after being wounded in an attack by insurgents which doctors said also killed both of her parents, in Baghdad March 27, 2006. A surge in violence in Iraq has claimed the lives of over 50 people in the past two days, including at least 30 army recruits at a base near the northern town of Mosul. (REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz)

Iraqis remove the body of one of those killed in a raid. The US military insisted that Iraqi special forces carried out a raid on an insurgent hideout, rejecting accusations American troops had launched a deadly attack on civilians in a mosque. Amid a swirl of conflicting versions, the US military said Iraqi special forces raided a meeting hall in northeast Baghdad being used by an insurgent cell and killed 16 people and detained 18 others(AFP/Wissam Al-Okaili)

An Iraqi man weeps as the victim of a U.S. backed raid on a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad is taken from a hospital morgue Monday March 27, 2006 in Baghdad. At least 16 Iraqis were killed in a US backed raid in a Shiite neighborhood of the capital on Sunday evening. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

Shi'ite women weep as protesters hold a mock funeral for victims of a shooting incident at a mosque in Baghdad March 27, 2006. The protest comes one day after 20 people were shot dead in the Mustafa mosque near Sadr City in Baghdad, in what some Shi'ite leaders said was a massacre of worshippers by U.S. troops. Police and residents said the killings resulted from a clash between U.S. and Shi'ite militia men. (REUTERS/Ali Jasim)

A video grab shows various bodies lying on the floor at a mosque in the Shaab district of eastern Baghdad March 26, 2006. Politicians from Iraq's Shi'ite majority accused U.S. troops of massacring 20 worshippers at a Baghdad mosque on Sunday but police and residents said many died in clashes between Shi'ite militia fighters and Americans. (REUTERS/Reuters Tv)

An Iraqi man tries to identify a body which was found among a group of nine corpses with ropes around their necks, at a hospital morgue Monday March 27, 2006 in Baghdad. Mortar attacks, and sectarian violence continued with at least 21 corpses found monday, and in another incident a suicide bomber killed at least 40 and wounded 30 others in an attack on an Iraqi army recruiting center in northern Iraq. (AP Photo/Samir Mizban)


At 3/27/2006 1:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media is falling all over itself. Are we only reporting the bad news? WTF??

Not to military: Leave Iraq and give the media something positive to report.

At 3/27/2006 1:43 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

More pics here. Click through the gallery...


At 3/27/2006 2:00 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

An interesting question about the war...


At 3/27/2006 2:09 PM, Anonymous truthseeker said...

Ya know, I'd be jumping for joy if in fact Iraqi children had something to smile about.

At 3/27/2006 6:22 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

"Ya know, I'd be jumping for joy if in fact Iraqi children had something to smile about."

Well, just make sure you're not under a low ceiling fan after you check out those pics at Operation Iraqi Children.

At 3/31/2006 4:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which draws and keeps your attention more, driving by a fender bender or driving by a nasty accident with ambulances and body bags? If you're honest, hands down it's number two. Same goes for the news. It's human nature. Sure, we like good news. But the worst news always gets around much, much, much quicker. If Iraq was going like the neocons promised it would, that question wouldn't even be asked right now. Thank you King George for yet another failure.


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