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MOSUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Friday took a delighted dig at the media after troops he was visiting in Iraq complained their good works were ignored by the press while disasters grabbed the headlines.
A soldier at his first stop in Mosul asked Rumsfeld how the "propaganda" worked?
Rumsfeld, under attack since he appeared to brush aside a question about poor equipment from a U.S. soldier in Kuwait that later turned out to have been composed with help from a reporter, jumped at the opportunity to turn the tables.
"That doesn't sound like a question placed by the press," he told his audience to loud applause.
Originally posted by faddinglight
There using fear tactics, the media always talks about the, "bad." I'd like to say more, but Im feeling horribly sick, lol, sorry.
Originally posted by ancientsailor
Any war is not rosy. As a veteran I do not believe everything the media tells it. It does not help when people protest around the globe and here in the USA putting our forces down!
Bad news has been programed into the mind that gets attention, more so than good news. Media can kiss my American Veteran a__!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Originally posted by Seekerof
What is the real motivation for the media doing what they are doing by selctively covering only the "bad" things that transpire?