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Spinning, spinning

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If Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and all of al Qaeda’s leaders in Iraq and throughout the world laid down their arms and surrendered to American forces, would the media report it as good news?

Judging from the press’s reaction to the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq by the American military last week, the answer appears to be no.

In fact, this tepid response to the death of the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq – a man who has at times in the past couple of years been depicted by the press as more vital to this terrorist network than the currently in-hiding bin Laden – suggests quite disturbingly that America’s media are fighting a different war than America’s soldiers.

Well, of course they are. They’re not on the same side as America’s soldiers, so their battle is of course going to look quite different. Sheppard has examples too, for any of you who somehow remain skeptical about liberal bias in the MSM — although I really can’t fathom how any remotely sensible person could possibly be so by now, I must say.

But hey, there might still be Japanese soldiers hiding in a cave on an island somewhere in the Pacific who fervently believe WW2 is still going on, you never know.

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2 thoughts on “Spinning, spinning

  1. or maybe the journalistic anomie and ennui has to do with Zarqawi only representing 10% of the resistance?

  2. Ironically the attack on Zawahiri reminds me of the shooting down of Admiral Irosoku Yamamoto’s transport aircraft in World War II. That was a very tough mission, also based in very hard to get intelligence, and had a huge psychological and operational effect, both towards the Japanese military and to some extent towards the US.

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