Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What if we won the war and nobody knew?

Sounds absurd doesn't it? However, if you only rely on the mainstream media, you could *maybe* be forgiven for not knowing that we DID in fact win the Iraq area of the current Global War on Terror. Those of us out here who bother to inform ourselves - to listen and to read - already know that part of the war is won. I found an interesting column by Nancy Morgan. She not only calls the msm on their deliberate choice not to report the victory, but also talks of the media's omission in reporting on other critical issues affecting us all:

Media malfeasance

Our Dangerous Media

By Nancy Morgan Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What would happen if America won a war and no one reported it? Is it still news? What if a credible argument were made pretty much demolishing Darwin’s theory of evolution? If no media outlet conveyed this information to the American public, does that mean its not a valid argument? Does that mean its not news?

The liberal media would have you believe so. For decades, the old media, consisting of the big three networks and the newspapers of most major cities have had a stranglehold on what information gets disseminated to the public at large. The media elite have decided which issues qualify as news. Not surprisingly, the majority of the information that makes it to the airwaves or in print is overwhelmingly one-sided, reflecting a world-view steeped in progressive values and blatantly hostile to traditional values.

The old media elite, comprised of less than 1% of our population, has set the agenda and defined the issues in America for decades. More importantly, the old media has had the ability to relegate any facts that didn’t conform to their version of reality to the ash heap. If it doesn’t make the news, its not news. ...(Go, read the rest at Canada Free Press here)

Reminds me of a comment I often make: 'If I wasn't there reporting it, it didn't happen.' I have sometimes said that is jest, but it really IS true. Pay attention to what is NOT being reported.

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