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Marine Capt. Brian R. Chontosh of Rochester, N.Y., received the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism

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posted on May, 20 2004 @ 03:43 PM
"At 29 Palms in California Brian Chontosh was presented with the Navy Cross, the second highest award for combat bravery the United States can bestow.

That's a big deal.

But you won't see it on the network news tonight, and all you read in Brian's hometown newspaper was two paragraphs of nothing. Instead, it was more blather about some mental defective MPs who acted like animals.

The odd fact about the American media in this war is that it's not covering the American military. The most plugged-in nation in the world is receiving virtually no true information about what its warriors are doing.

Oh, sure, there's a body count. We know how many Americans have fallen. And we see those same casket pictures day in and day out. And we're almost on a first-name basis with the pukes who abused the Iraqi prisoners. And we know all about improvised explosive devices and how we lost Fallujah and what Arab public-opinion polls say about us and how the world hates us.

We get a non-stop feed of gloom and doom."

The rest of the story:

I think that this is an amazing story and could not find it with the search feature.

Why does the media think the public does not want to read stories like this?

posted on May, 20 2004 @ 03:59 PM
I think that one of the reasons that we don't hear about things like this is because it doesn't support the idea that everybody in the military are monsters running around killing everything in sight. I haven't heard about the people mentioned in BG Tagabu (sp) report. He points out that there were people that did not participate, where are the reports on this?

posted on May, 20 2004 @ 04:06 PM
Not to belittle the accomplishments of Capt. Brian R. Chontosh but I'd rather hear when the military is not doing what it is supposed to, rather than when it is. In a perfect world, I want my news in this order: when my govenment is doing wrong, when it is doing right, and the last episode of any long running sitcom.

posted on May, 20 2004 @ 04:13 PM

Kid is from my town.

THis is the first I have heard of it.

That is crazy.

If this was WW2 we would have had a parade.

Oh well.

I am glad that there are men ready to fight for freedom even if that is not what the war is really about or not.

I don't know but I am glad I am on Brians side!!!

posted on May, 20 2004 @ 04:29 PM
do not forget the digital webpages of army,usaf,navy,marines ... on the internet with update news about them all !

posted on May, 20 2004 @ 06:14 PM
Conracts for him winning this, Iam from Rochester NY too, Hilton School. Nice to meet you

posted on May, 20 2004 @ 08:48 PM
There is a built-in prejudice in the media when it comes to reporting about military heroes, what a shame especially that liberal rag called the D&C.

Hey guys, Edison Tech (the old one)

posted on May, 20 2004 @ 09:11 PM
I'm an hour away from Rochester- in Niagara Falls, NY- and I haven't heard a word about this on any of our 3 major newstations, nor did i read anything in either of my two local papers.

it's a damn shame too, since they'll write a 2 page article on a massage parlor that gets busted for prostitution, but they don't even dedicate a paragraph to a local hero.

posted on May, 20 2004 @ 09:27 PM
We need more threads like this

With the world seeing the USA as ALL like those in the Iraqi prison it is good to know that someone is willing to report the good ... the vast good that exists in the US military.

The media is only going to give front page status to reports that offer a sick view of the world.. be it our own or the enemy... That is just how it works, its all about ratings and $$$$

And porn sells!

Look how quickly the beheading of an american all but vanished from the media... if the media has its way they will dictate how the war on terrorism is seen by the world... but my hope is that most of this world is not stupid enough to give into the hype.

In time the media will come back to our side but I am afraid that it will only be after a massive terrorist attack where the body count is in the thousands.. then they will talk about how evil this enemy is again.. and it will get even more "air time" if we can throw in some pornographic images of the terrorists commiting lude acts just before their suicide attack.


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