01. August 2005 · Comments Off on What’s Not To Hate? · Categories: GWOT, Media Matters Not

Mark Yost of the St. Paul Pioneer Press tells us, “why most Americans, particularly soldiers, hate the media.”

Early Bird version: Why They Hate Us. (Direct access to .mil, registration from commercial domains required.)

St. Paul Pioneer Press version: Why They Hate Us. (Registration required.)

…Why isn’t the focus of the story the fact that 14 of 18 Iraqi provinces are stable and the four that aren’t are primarily home to the genocidal gang of thugs who terrorized that country for 30 years? And reporters wonder why they’re despised.

He has a long list of accomplishments that the press simply doesn’t report. I’ve got a niece on the ground over there as I type this and she’s working herself exhausted getting infrastructure built that was never in place before to help those folks stand on their own. Will I ever get to see her shining face on the nightly news? Nope. She’d have to get wounded or do something stupid first. God forbid we get to see her doing her job and getting things done.

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