[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
This argument is retarded. Everyone, including probably even the REAL fringe left (Michael Moore) understands that Al Qaeda and its ilk are evil people. They flew buildings into the World Trade Center. It’s pretty clear.
The media doesn’t throw these stories up much because they’re not newsworthy, i.e. they are not NEWS. They cut Nick Berg’s head off, this is not news anymore. There is no media conspiracy in denying Al Qaeda crimes to turn support against Bush and this disastrous occupation. American or coalition atrocities are news because we’re supposed to be better than that. Why is this so hard to understand?
Complete bullshit. Why isn’t AQ massacring a village newsworthy yet if an American accidentally kills a civilian it is front page material?
I think I was pretty clear, in that we are the “good guys” (not deriding that idea, just the term), so it is a problem when we kill civilians, however inevitable that may be.
And anyway, what leads the Iraq news most days, if not U.S. combat deaths, is jihadist car bombs blowing up crowds of pilgrims or students or shoppers in Iraq. That’s pretty clear evidence of Al Qaeda’s evil.