Newsbusters brings us what for some may be a shocking transcript and video of two ‘journalists’ showing their total bias and lack of objectivity (and therefore ability to do their damn jobs!) for all to see. Whichever side of the debate you’re on, it is clear that this pretty pair have absolutely no qualms whatsoever about bringing their own side of the debate to work with them, so to speak.
Howard Kurtz is asking them why positive indicators from Iraq were buried to obscurity by most media outlets in the US, but negative events would always be splashed over the front pages. The responses were quite blatant examples of the enormous ideological agenda which these so-called ‘journalists’ bring to their supposedly objective work.
Troop casualties fall for the fourth straight month?
Robin Wright of the Washington Post:
"The fact is we’re at the beginning of a trend — and it’s not even sure that it is a trend yet. There is also an enormous dispute over how to count the numbers."
Pretty simple, moron. Note the names of the poor bloody soldiers who have died while you were busy undermining their mission, add them up. That’s how we count numbers in the real world.
Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent:
"But that’s the problem, we don’t know whether it is a trend about specifically the decline in the number of U.S. troops being killed in Iraq. This is not enduring progress. This is a very positive step on that potential road to progress."
Got that? Troop casualties falling for four months straight is unclear and definitely not any kind of a trend, and of course there is a mythical ‘dispute’ over how to count to a few dozen. Bet if it was a few hundred that ‘dispute’ would vanish like a puff of integrity.
But, asks Kurtz, what if the figures showed US and Iraqi civilian casualties going up instead of down? The instant response from dear Barb:
"Oh, I think inevitably it would have. I mean, that’s certainly — that, by any definition, is news. Look, nobody more than a Pentagon correspondent would like to stop reporting the number of deaths, interviewing grieving families, talking to soldiers who have lost their arms and their legs in the war. But, is this really enduring progress?
We’ve had five years of the Pentagon telling us there is progress, there is progress. Forgive me for being skeptical, I need to see a little bit more than one month before I get too excited about all of this."
Wow. She might as well have gone into the studio wearing a MoveOn T-Shirt. And this is a chief correspondent from a national news station…the naked face of the media enemy, there for all to see.