Originally posted by Flyer
I love the fact that all the chest thumping Yanks are so quick to say its false.
Its highly unlikely the US media is going to report anything that undermines their position.
They will just keep on with the pro US propaganda.
Anyone with a brain will still have an open mind on this.
I'm hoping that the first line of your post wasn't referring to me. Because if you bothered to read and comprehend my entire post, you would have
noticed that I personally didn't find the story to in all likelyhood be correct, but I left the door open to the possibility. Nowhere in my post did
I "thump my cheast."
What is almost as amusing as the anti-American posters on here taking uncorroborated stories as fact, is those who don't live in the States telling
us what our media is like. I sincerely doubt that you have access to all of the American media that us in the US have. Even if you did, I doubt you
spend your days watching, reading and listening to it as many Americans do. Please don't sit there and act as though the American media simply
swallows whatever the government throws at them, because that couldn't be further from the truth. Aside from the fact that the majority of our media
is constantly at odds with our President and his administration, they make it a high priority to find controversial stories that highlight the
mistakes of our government and our troops.
If you turn on the telvision for the evening news here in the US, you don't see many stories about the schools we're building in Iraq, the soldiers
we're training, the women we're educating, the elections we're supporting, etc. Rather, you see the protestors in the streets, the IED's killing
US troops, the bombs blowing up in markets killing civilians, etc.
So if I want to find out what the BBC or Sky News is reporting, I'll ask someone like yourself who lives in Great Britain. But you're the last
person I would want telling me, or anyone else for that matter, the state of the American media. The only propaganda I see at this point is coming
from your keyboard.
In closing, the only comment you made that has any logic to it was your last one. As with virtually ANY story, one should always have an open mind
until absolute and definitive proof is provided. But in the meantime, we are more than entitled to have a personal opinion as to the likelyhood of
this, or any other, story being true or untrue. My personal opinion as of this moment is that this story isn't true. That's not a fact, it's just
something that I'd put the house on if I was a betting man.
The irony here is that you mock "cheast thumping" Americans for dismissing this story, yet you say nothing of all the anti-American posters on here
who are buying this story and giving it as much credibility as if they witnessed the incident with their own two eyes. If there is anyone here who
needs to open their mind up and look at things OBJECTIVELY, it would be you, my friend!
But please, by all means, continue to paint us Americans as well as the US media, of which you view a tiny fraction of, with such a broad brush!