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Monday, January 23, 2006

Media Bias a Myth?

I have maintained for some time now that media bias isn't just on the side of how they present the news, but also on what stories they choose to present in the first place. Tom Alday points out a story here about operation Red Bull--a perfect example of this.

For more than two weeks, Iraqi Army soldiers and U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, conducted sweeps along the Euphrates River shore to disrupt terrorist operations in the area.

The battalion-wide Operation Red Bull consisted of Iraqi soldiers and U.S. Marines in the “Triad” area of Haditha, Haqlaniyah and Barwana searching more than 20 kilometers of shoreline. The search revealed 75 weapons caches terrorists planned to use during attacks in the region.

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Also helping the Marines and Iraqi soldiers were citizens who took a stand against the insurgent operations in the community. Many civilians provided information to disrupt insurgents so their community can be safe from terrorist attacks like the one in Barwanah, where numerous innocent children were killed or wounded from an insurgent mortar round.

It goes on and on. Read the story and then see if you can guess why the MSM isn't reporting this. It's obviously news-worthy, but doesn't fit the picture trying to be painted by these cloak-and-dagger activists of a dismal failure where everyone there hates us.

Tracked back from Common Folk Using Common Sense.

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