Originally posted by ALightinDarkness
I am amazed at how people seem to forget reality when it doesn't fit with what they want to believe. The media has always been against the invasion
of Iraq, or any invasion by anyone. This is because the media wants to relive the power they had back in the Vietnam era, where they played a large
role in the anti-war movement. The media has been declaring defeat in Iraq since before anyone ever mentioned the thought of going over there. They
want their power back.
This was the funniest part of your post. This is so blatantly wrong that I'm having difficulty believing you typed it with a straight face. Well,
lets begin sifting through this nonsense, shall we?
First when you say the media is always against all wars, I assume you mean all of the mainstream media outlets. I would honestly like you to try to
explain to me how an organization like Fox news is against all wars. Not only do I remember them pushing for the war before it happened, but I to
this day see them defending it. This alone should be enough to discredit your assertion that you make with no evidence, but I'll continue.
I challenge you to find me a clip of any of the mainstream media outlets vehemently opposing the Iraq war before we went in (or Afghanistan for that
matter). You won't find it, because the media was to busy telling us how Iraq had WMD's, and Iraq was connected to Al Qaida. Not only that, but
they were EMPLOYING CIA PERSONNEL to spin the war (sorry to anyone reading for bringing that up for the tenth time, but apparently Lightinthedarkness
keeps skipping over it). Unlike you, I have posted evidence to back these claims up.
Not only that, but almost every media outlet had themselves admitted embarrassment at the fact that they didn't question the Iraq war enough. Why
would they do this, if, like you said, the were against the invasion?
You then say the media has been declaring defeat ever since. Well, again not all media, such as Fox. And the networks that do this only started
after it was to late, so the excuse could be made, "If we leave it will get worse". Not to mention most media has been pretty much silent on the
fact that Pelosi and her goons did not only not force a withdrawal, but voted to put more money into it. In fact, most media are now claiming that
the surge was what was needed and it is working.
The important point is that they were silent leading up to the war, and only changed the opinions when the public started to get angry. If your right
that today they are so against the war, then where is all of the media clamoring about not attacking Iran? A few have touched on it, and you'll
sometimes hear we should use diplomacy, but almost everyone is saying a hard line approach is needed. Its no where near the level you would expect if
your right, especially after not finding WMD's in Iraq. Maybe you'll say that this is because that war would be justified (I disagree), but even if
thats the case, you said the media was against all invasions.
I like how you make the comment that people won't listen to things when they don't fit their version of events, because I think this is exactly what
your suffering from. The evidence is overwhelming that the media did not oppose the Iraq war (they even admitted it!) and yet you don't believe it.
I strongly encourage you to really look objectively at this, and see that you are wrong. I'm not asking you to become a conspiracy theorist, I'm
just asking you to not think something is false just because you didn't hear it on the news.