Wednesday, November 23, 2005

CNN misrepresenting soldiers 
Don't know how long it's going to be up, but go to this page at CNN and click on the video feed "guaging morale"

(The link, which is 2 minutes 36 seconds long, is broken in the body of the article, but it works fine if you click the video on the menu to the right.)

The piece is basically a nondescript color piece in which the reporter interviews soldiers talking about the chow and how when they go home on leave, the don't like telling people they're in the infantry in Iraq.

I don't mention it much in public either with people I don't know. I just don't feel like dealing with the idiots. But I digress.

At any rate, in the body of the article, the link says "watch how soldiers' morale is declining."

And the blurb intro for the link says that "for some soldiers, survival is their only concern."

My objection: The actual news report says nothing of the sort. At all. The piece does not establish a morale problem. If anything, morale seems to be good among the soldiers featured. They're just frustrated people back home don't understand.

But CNN totally misrepresented the soldiers quoted. Totally.

Splash, out


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