Wednesday, November 02, 2005

My Point Exactly

Over at the Boston Globe, Jeff Jacoby has taken the words right out of my mouth. In an article titled "The good news from Iraq is not fit to print," he does a superb job of summarizing the distorted perspective of the MSM on Iraq. Key graph:
Hostile to the war and to the administration conducting it, the nation's leading news outlets harp on the negative and pessimistic, consistently underplaying all that is going right in Iraq. Their fixation on the number of troops who have died outweighs their interest in the cause for which those fallen heroes fought -- a cause that advanced with the ratification of the new constitution.
The article provides the Washington Post as one example of this attitude, and notes how the paper published a huge front page story on the 2000th soldier who died, with only a small mention of the landslide victory of the new Iraqi constitution.

The MSM isn't going to suddenly start reporting without its bias against the president and the war, despite being caught red-handed. But in the mean time, we must continue to circulate articles like this, that expose the MSM for who they really are.