Originally posted by Doc Velocity
Gen. McChrystal Called In to Explain His Anti-Administration Comments
Does this not make you SICK to your stomach?
at this point i think more than just peoples' stomachs are sick.
if the current situation in Afghanistan and other "theaters" of war aren't intolerable now, then what does intolerable really mean to us?
i caught a bit of the Steven Colbert show last night.
he threw out a well investigated and i suppose verifiable statistic:
with this year being the deadliest year thus far for the war on terror (and we are only half way into the year) ...
Mainstream News agencies only have had 2.8% of their "news hole" aka "news whole" actually reporting on the war on terror, until this incident
with the Gen.
So, you see....
The General was just doing his job. since the news agencies only fill their airtime with less than 3% covering what he and his subordinates have put
their lives on the line for more than once, while being forced into subserviance to corporations and their subsidiaries, he opted to take the delicate
route of letting himself say what he wanted to say to a Rolling Stone reporter.
mainstream news coverage of the war in the mainstream press to date this year on the war on terror = less than 3%, less than 3% coverage of WWIII's
deadliest year thus far.
what is the news on FOX, MSNBC, and CNN?
i bet the majority of ATSers who depend on "Mainstream Media" for the majority of their information can't name one person who died in that war this
year. it would hurt their ratings, and thus their profits.
i bet the majority of ATSers who depend on "Mainstream Media" for the majority of their information can name who Sandra Bullock's husband put his
penis into during one extra-marital affair.
news coverage of war = Less than 3%
news coverage of Sandra Bullock's husband's penis's activities = Greater than 3%.
we get what we pay for.
priorities seem .... to be promoting ... ignorance.... and people are paying for it more than one way...
just some thoughts,