Friday, January 20, 2006

More Media Bias

Even more proof that not only are the media on the wrong side of the War on Terror, they are actively involved in undermining the will of the American people. From the New York Times a few days ago, they published this photo:

The photo was captioned, "Pakistani men with the remains of a missile fired at a house in the Bajur tribal zone near the Afghan border."” This is the area of the recent missle strike that killed at least 3 high ranking terrorists. Note the old dude and the young child in the photo. (We wonder why they couldn't find a woman to represent the other oppressed demographic) Now, about 20 seconds of research by some intrepid bloggers produced this photo:

Look familiar? This is a 155mm tube launched artillery shell - nothing that would be carried by a Predator Drone, but don't expect the readers of the New York Times to know that. All they know is George Bush knocked down that poor boy's house and now he and his grandfather have to live in a cardboard box untill they can find a new home. TIME magazine actually has gone to press with this photo. Once again, the Main Stream Media takes another step down the road to irrelevance and shoots their own claims of superior fact checking and ability right in the foot. The demise of the print media (the NYT especially) cannot come too soon for us.

Anyone out there have some good media stories? Stories about reporters really stepping in it on scenes or anything? There have to be a few.

52 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burp.... Numba !

1/20/2006 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

During the last round of contract negotiations the Lodge fought long and hard to gain a member benefit that would improve the health and well-being of all of our members. The wheels have been placed in motion and we are now able to offer free health risk assessments to our members.

Fought long and hard for what?

1/20/2006 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a good article about why went went to war in Iraq. And why we will go to war with a Iran.

Why?

1/20/2006 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.consumptionjunction.com/content/detail.asp?ID=53037&type=1&page=1

Copy and paste the above. They are the same no matter where they are.

1/20/2006 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc, can you post the NYT story? I want to read it for my self. I checked NYT and Time. Can't find......

1/20/2006 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Iran is next... god help them (& us) said...

"... At any rate, no matter what the British decide, should the Iranian Oil Bourse accelerate, the interests that matter-those of Europeans, Chinese, Japanese, Russians, and Arabs-will eagerly adopt the Euro, thus sealing the fate of the dollar. Americans cannot allow this to happen, and if necessary, will use a vast array of strategies to halt or hobble the operation's exchange:

Joint U.N. War Resolution-this will be, no doubt, hard to secure given the interests of all other member-states of the Security Council. Feverish rhetoric about Iranians developing nuclear weapons undoubtedly serves to prepare this course of action.
Unilateral Nuclear Strike-this is a terrible strategic choice for all the reasons associated with the next strategy, the Unilateral Total War. The Americans will likely use Israel to do their dirty nuclear job.

Unilateral Total War-this is obviously the worst strategic choice. First, the U.S. military resources have been already depleted with two wars. Secondly, the Americans will further alienate other powerful nations. Third, major dollar-holding countries may decide to quietly retaliate by dumping their own mountains of dollars, thus preventing the U.S. from further financing its militant ambitions. Finally, Iran has strategic alliances with other powerful nations that may trigger their involvement in war; Iran reputedly has such alliance with China, India, and Russia, known as the Shanghai Cooperative Group, a.k.a. Shanghai Coop and a separate pact with Syria..."

1/20/2006 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC I'm your fan, but I think there is a logical gap here. Who says the houses were hit by something from a Predator drone?

The media of course. So you can't take sides and say the media (picture with artillery rocket) is wrong because you heard something to the contrary from the media (Predators).

The media has really been all over the map on this one. The dead were villagers and thousands witnessed. No, no, there are only 6 houses in the village, scattered about a hillsite. Oops, nah, the dead were mostly Afghans. 13 dead? Nah, 18, er, 16, er 23 dead!

Which is to say, for something like this, I wouldn't lock onto any particular version of the story as the truth, no matter the source.

And on a tactical note, it is supposedly only 4 miles over the border. I would not be surprised if the Predator also was used for artillery spotting. According to (more media) reports I read, the "village" is really only 6 houses scattered about a hillside, and you'd have to wonder how long it would take for a Predator to set up and fire at least 3 missiles at 3 separate building targets. Long enough for everyone to evacuate?

Not taking sides on any particular story. Just saying, I wouldn't be surprised if artillery was used. Not that this is the version reported in words by the NYT.

1/20/2006 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

How do you know it was not an American missle that struck the house? I am sure we use all kinds of different missles. Also, how do you know it was not a missle from an American ally?

I am not saying US troops hit that house on purpose. You are saying we could not have done it. Why could it not have been a mistake?

Now it is YOUR turn dear M, to adjust the tinfoil. Quit looking for a leftist under every bed. I can assure you there are only a few of us out there.

A side note, M. Have you banned "Shady," from the site? He has not posted much, if any. Maybe he went to Cuba.

1/20/2006 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lefty....you're more boring than ever.......

1/20/2006 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the big deal? Bad things happen what a shame. I think it's important to note that three High Level Al Quiada leaders were taken out. If the poor little fuck and his camel fucking grandpa are out of a house, though shit, they shouldn't be harboring terrorists.

1/20/2006 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Lefty they shoulda used a bigger payload the less towel heads the better

1/20/2006 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Early 70's I get sent to the Humboldt park riots with a bunch of guys from my district.We're on the midnite shift so all of the rioting is over and its basically a mopup operation and keep the streets clear.We're at Division and California about 0100 and a TV reporter from channel 7 comes up to us and says theres a bunch of looters in Whites Dept store.Well we go over there and its all dark inside the store,we go in and spot a couple of people running around the 1st floor,go to grab them and the next thing I know the shit hits the fan,and all these asholes are fighting us.My partner and I grab a looter and its like fighting with a wildcat,kicking,punching,biting us,so we beat the shit out of the asshole with our clubs.(It was legal in those days)drag them outside and find out its a 16 yr old girl!Turned her over to the diaper dicks where we learn from her that channel 7 rounded them all up and had them go into the store so they'd have somthing to film.Next day I'm sitting at home with the wife and 3 kids watching the news and theres dear old Dad on TV beating the shit out of some girl!I wish I could remember who the asshole reporter was,some Spanish guy who went on to be a national reporter.I've hated the media ever since.

1/20/2006 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what you are saying is the media knows as much about our military capabilities as the current administration.

1/20/2006 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say we drop a Bomb like we did to Japan back in the day That way we could have a nice vacation spot and free oil.

1/20/2006 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Early 80s im working out of A2PC, some puppies caused a train to go awol by putting a rotted track tie across the tracks, it was a tremendous result, the trains engine dug itself almost to the roof top, millions in damage and lost track time, the effect was mind boggeling. Im in the engine, playing Casey Jones when I hear a females voice behind me, I turn around and its a young, incredibly beautiful the one the only Deborah Norville, oh my God it was like BBBBOOOOOOOOIIIIIIINNNNNNNGGGGGG!!!,what a knockout! That made my day, hell it made my year. She was sharp, respectful and funny. She still looks good to this day. Good luck to ya Deb, your one of my best police memories.

1/20/2006 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'CHOCOLATE CITY' SPRINKLED WITH NUTS
By Ann Coulter Wed Jan 18, 8:11 PM ET

So Hillary Clinton thinks the House of Representatives is being "run like a plantation." And, she added, "you know what I'm talking about." First of all: Think about what a weird coincidence it is that Hillary would have made these remarks in a black church in Harlem on Martin Luther King Day. What are the odds? Did she even know it was a holiday? Bravely spoken, Senator. I haven't been this surprised since finding out Hollywood likes a movie about gay cowboys.

As Hillary explained, the House "has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument, to be heard."Yes, that's what was really missing on plantations during the slavery era: the opportunity to present a contrary view. Gosh, if only the slaves had been allowed to call for cloture votes. What a difference that would have made!
Madam Hillary also said the Bush administration "will go down in history as one of the worst that has ever governed our country." While Hillary is certainly qualified to comment on what the all-time worst presidential administrations were, having had firsthand experience in one of them, I think she might want to avoid the phrase "go down in history."

All I can say is: It's a good thing we had a stealth candidate like Harriet Miers to tiptoe past these powerful, scary Democrats! Sorry if that sounds churlish, but after Judge Samuel Alito's magnificent performance last week, I think Republicans can stop being afraid of their shadows when it comes to our judicial nominees.Ever since Bork, Republicans have been terrified of nominating candidates with something in their background that might possibly suggest the nominee did not get down on his knees (another phrase Hillary should avoid) and thank God for Roe v. Wade every night. That's how we ended up with mediocrities like David Hackett Souter and Anthony "Third Choice" Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
Besides being stunningly qualified, the characteristics of the current stellar Supreme Court nominee include these:
His mother immediately told the press, "Of course he's against abortion."
He had expressed support for the Reagan administration's positions on abortion in a 1985 memo.
He refused to accede to the Democrats' endless browbeating and tell them that Roe was "settled law."And the Democrats couldn't lay a finger on him.
Sam Alito marks the final purging of the Bork experience.All the Democrats could do was scream about his inactive membership -- back in the '70s -- in CAP, Concerned Alumni of Princeton, which had a magazine called Prospect, which once ran an article, apparently satirical, complaining about Princeton admitting co-eds. In my mind, the only potentially disqualifying aspect of Alito's record was that he wasn't a more active member of CAP, a group opposed to quotas, set-asides and the lowering of academic standards at Princeton.
Then this week, we found out Sen. Teddy Kennedy still belongs to an organization that doesn't admit women. Oh -- also, he killed a girl.
I'm fairly certain I've mentioned that before -- I don't recall, Mr. Chairman -- but I don't understand why everyone doesn't mention it every time Senator Drunkennedy has the audacity to talk about how "troubled" and "concerned" he is about this or that nominee. I bet Mary Jo was "troubled" and "concerned" about the senator leaving her in trapped in a car under water while he went back to the hotel to create an alibi.It's not as if Democrats can say: OK, OK! The man paid a price! Let it go! He didn't pay a price. The Kopechne family paid a price. Kennedy weaved away scot-free.

But the Democrats are "troubled" about Sam Alito's membership in Concerned Alumni of Princeton 30 years ago. If they're "concerned" about lifetime appointments for people with memberships in "troubling" organizations, wait until they hear about Bob Byrd! (Former Kleagle, Ku Klux Klan.)They're a rotten bunch, these Democrats, and I'm happy to see an end to their reign of terror.

Now that Zell Miller is out of office, the only office-holding Democrat I like anymore is Ray Nagin, mayor of New Orleans. I had never heard of him until Hurricane Katrina, but after his "gaffe" this week, he's my favorite Democrat. I like a politician who casually spouts off insanely politically incorrect remarks in front of large audiences and TV cameras. Nagin cheerfully told a crowd gathered for a Martin Luther King Day celebration that New Orleans would soon be "Chocolate City" again. I don't know who's supposed to be offended by that. I'm not. Perhaps all the white mayors who know they couldn't have said it. True, life's unfair. Oh well. When it comes to choice-of-word crimes, I'd prefer detente to mutually assured destruction. Lead us off the chocolate plantation, Mayor Nagin!

1/20/2006 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

I hereby appologize for all of my previous anti-american posts. I also formally denounce my previous support of terrorists and those who seek to cause the people of this country pain. May God bless OUR President. May God bless the USA.

1/20/2006 02:21:00 PM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

Obviously someone has used my name in the above post, although I don't know how they got the blogger name in there.

What a pathetic loser that guy is. Apparently he has to show his alleged patriotism by lying. Ohh, I know where he got that from. The guy in the Oval Office.

1/20/2006 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lefty is swinging both ways again.

1/20/2006 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bipolar

1/20/2006 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no 155 artillery in Afghanistan.

1/20/2006 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

I would once again like to apologize for supporting terrorists. I would also like to apologize to the President of the United States. Finally I would like to apologize to the readers of this blog who must read my nonsense I constantly post.

And to those of you who wonder why I am "flip flopping". It must be John Kerry syndrome.

1/20/2006 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont give a shit how we kill these ass holes and their kin. They killed women and children here. An eye for an eye.

1/20/2006 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Lefty.....You're still boring.........and a Troll to boot

1/20/2006 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now this is the REAL police!

http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/

1/20/2006 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off subject here but I believe interesting:

From the FOP website:

Please click on the above link to download the suggested reading list for the upcoming sergeants exam. This is a large file that may take some time to download depending on your internet connection. The orders will be available for download from this site sometime this weekend. Please check back for updates. This link will remain active until the testing process has been completed.

Is it such a wise idea to post the departments G.O./S.O./etc on the web so that any and all have access to them?

Not that it is as seriuos as posting some type of disaster plan, which we supposedly have according to OEMC, but there is some information in theses orders that I believe the public should not have access too.

1/20/2006 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dopey NYT printed this picture which was supplied to them by no other then the "FRENCH"...Agence France-Presse, after they were called on it the caption was changed, but after NYT went to press....

1/20/2006 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOR THOSE WHO ACTUALLY WANT TO SEE THE NYT PICTURE...THIS IS THE CORRECTED VERSION:

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2006/01/14/international/worldspecial/14cnd-afghan.ready.html

1/20/2006 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regardless of where the ordinance came from, how can any person with a shred of intellectual honesty feel sorry for these people. They wear dirty bed sheets and bath towels on their heads and plead for the destruction of the US.

Bomb them back to the stone ages. Sorry, they are living in the stone ages. Bomb them back to creation.

1/20/2006 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I think we are missing the obvious. The shell was probably inside the house already when it was blown up. those cowards hide their stuff inside homes so when we destroy it they can say we attacked poor innocent women and children.

1/20/2006 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

I think we should just nuke the whole region.

and little malcolm and shady still suck.

1/20/2006 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Leftisthebest you abti-ameircan ignorant pig!!! That WAS NOT A MISSLE IN THE PICTURE YOU FUCKING MORON!!!! IT IS AN ARTILLERY SHELL YOU FUCKING MORON!!!! NOW GO BACK TO THE GAY CHAT ROOMS WHERE SHADY IS......

1/20/2006 07:18:00 PM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

I think the reason why I'm so liberal is because I was such the queer little boy growing up.
Queer = liberal

1/20/2006 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC I see your right winged memory is just as short and as confused as ever.....I guess you don't remember Colin Powell standing before the United Nation and the entire world press identifying a surveillance photo of 5 Iraqui gas tankers as Skud missle carriers.
But of course its always oneside with you people and you guys are never wrong about ANYTHING....LOL

1/20/2006 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE REAL POLICE... 023 DISTRICT...
KEEP UP THE GREAT POLICE WORK!!!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-060120stolencopcar,1,6190438.story?coll=chi-news-hed

1/20/2006 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zzzzzzzzz so what? Our government is controlling our media content, now they want to get google to turn over what we're searching for on the internet.

The Bush and Bin Laden family have been friends for a long time. In fact, Bush and Bin Laden are most likely tossing back a few right now, while Bin Laden gives us another video most likely filmed in the white house with a mountain/rough terrain backdrop.

Meanwhile, we continue to search for the truth....

1/20/2006 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't handle the Truth

1/20/2006 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

You can't handle the Truth

1/20/2006 11:01:07 PM

Jack Nicholson "A FEW GOOD MEN" on cross by Tom Cruise!

What do I get?

1/20/2006 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12-20-06 Meeting a beautiful reporter is one of your best memories. Are you retarded. Even a desk jockey would have more to talk about than a hot broad. You need to get a life

1/20/2006 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

follow the money.....its all about money..... ain't a damn thing funny

1/20/2006 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/20/2006 10:10:54 PM

That car belonged to a traffic car from unit 151. I believe it was BT 3203. I don't work in 023, but get the facts straight before you start badmouthing. You sound like a typical mule running off at the mouth; "Poeleese did this and Poeleese did that." Cryin ass bitch.

1/20/2006 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:33 What do ya want?

1/21/2006 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I don't know....I think meeting a beautiful reporter would be good! Any beautiful reporters want to meet an old copper?

1/21/2006 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:05....I wanna meet a beautiful reporter who doesn't mind meeting an old copper!!

1/21/2006 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope everyone is complying here in the CPD. Did they learn this from us, or vise versa.

U.S. Navy Directive 1022


The following directive was issued by the commanding officer of a naval installation somewhere in the Middle East, and it was obviously directed at the Marines.


To: All Commands Subject: Inappropriate T-Shirts Ref: ComMidEastFor Inst 16134//24 K


1. All commanders promulgate upon receipt.

2. The following T-shirts are no longer to be worn on or off base by any military or civilian personnel serving in the Middle East:

"Eat Pork Or Die" [both English and Arabic versions]

"Shrine Busters" [Various. Show burning minarets or bomb/artillery shells impacting Islamic shrines. Some with unit logos.]

"Napalm, Sticks Like Crazy" [Both English and Arabic versions]

"Goat - it isn't just for breakfast any more." [Both English and Arabic versions]

"The road to Paradise begins with me." [Mostly Arabic versions but some in English. Some show sniper scope cross-hairs]

"Guns don't kill people. I kill people." [Both Arabic and English versions]

"Let's all be Politically Correct and kill the bastards quietly." [Both Arabic and English versions]

1. "Pork. The other white meat." [Arabic version]

"Infidel" [English, Arabic and other coalition force languages.]

2. The above T-shirts are to be removed from all Exchanges upon receipt of this directive.

3. The following signs are to be removed upon receipt of this message:

"Islamic Religious Services Will Be Held at the Firing Range At 0800 Daily."

"Do we really need 'smart bombs' to drop on these dumb bastards?"

4. All commands are instructed to implement sensitivity training upon receipt.

1/21/2006 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's really sad. I remember going to Ranger School back in the mid 80's and we used to sing a little cadence called "Because napalm sticks to kids." What good times. Blow it out your ass Lefty.

1/21/2006 04:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remembering how outrage some of our citizens became when reports came out that muslims were dancing in the streets and passing out candy to kids celebrating the attack on 911, it appears that Americans thought that this was abarbaric type of reactions...now Americans feel like they can wear and justified silly little tshirts that depicts killing/wounding Iraqui people and attacking their religion...these tshirt probably wouldn't raise an eye brow if they were directed toward Osama or Al Queda, but it appears to be a blanket endorsement of unbridle violence against the entire Islamic citizenry of Iraq without
regard to guilt or innocence.

1/21/2006 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:46 Lefty?

1/21/2006 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/21/2006 08:46:10 AM

Actually they are a blanket endorsement of unbridled violence against the Islamic population of the world. And that's a good thing.

1/21/2006 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This country is getting to be whimp-city. Oh don't insult your enemies. Remember we destory, then rebuild them stronger than before.(Japan,Germany,etc.) As usual the U.S. hasn't won a war in 60yrs.

1/21/2006 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe things would be different if there was a universal condemnation by the Islamic world against the terrorists.

1/21/2006 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous alice said...

4:27:37

That cadence was still going in 1993 at Bragg.

1/25/2006 02:56:00 AM  

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