Saturday, September 1, 2007

Why I don't trust the media---They're propagandists pushing an agenda!

Recently, a Public Affairs officer within Multinational Force-Iraq privately expressed his concern to me that the media were spiking or deliberately misrepresenting reports made by the military about Iranian involvement and the capture of Persian fighters within Iraq. “We would arrest three members of the al Quds force (part of the Revolutionary Guard), and the story that would come out in the papers the next day would be, ‘Three Iranian diplomats arrested from embassy.’ I'd call the folks at the papers and say, ‘Look, these folks weren't diplomats, and they weren’t at an embassy. They’re Iranian soldiers and they were taken while fighting against the coalition in Iraq.’ I’d say to them, ‘We have evidence – from weapons to ID cards to uniforms – that proves beyond a doubt who and what they are,’ and I’d offer to bring them in and walk through each piece of evidence with them.“They’d never take me up on it, and would never correct their stories.”

From Jeff Emanuel, an independent imbedded journalist (i.e. blogger) in Iraq.

Clearly another example of the facts on the ground not fitting the narrative, so alter the facts to better fit the narrative. Way to go, MSM! Why don't the American people trust you, I wonder?

1 comment:

Steve Schippert said...

Not a whole lot of mystery to some of them, eh? There are some good ones out there (like Eli Lake and others), but they are forced to swim upstream. Glad they do. Semper Fi, Jack.