May 2, 2004
golf in a lightning storm...
Cori gets it right, concerning Ted Koppel's names of the fallen TV event:
...But I mention that piece to draw attention, again, to Nightline's executive producer, who is still peddling the same line:That's for sure. Most news media are trying to leave us with the impression that George Bush is sending soldiers out to play golf in a lightning storm.
"If you agree with the war or disagree with the war, these people here have died in our names. We think it's the least we can do, to list their names."
No, sir. That's the least we can do, as private citizens, in Memorial Day services. You, on the other hand, are the head of a large news organization and have a choice. The least you can do is to report their deaths fully, accurately, and in context. You have not been doing it...
And I don't know if it's intentional, but they are also broadcasting loud and clear the message: "Just kill a few more of us, and we'll wimp-out and go home." What ABC is doing is terrible. Right now the message the world hears from us should be:
Instead, Ted Koppel is killing American and Coalition soldiers. He's telling terrorists to kill us and help elect Kerry. Our TV and our debates go around the world. And right now terrorist scumbags are watching Nightline and thinking: "Mogadishu. It's happening. Took awhile, but it's just like Osama said. Americans can't take it. We just have to keep it up a little longer, and they'll crack."
My guess: We will keep getting hit hard until the election next November. When the terrorists discover they can't put Zapatero Kerry into the White House they will lose heart.
Update: I just noticed this:
... "After listening to all the debate, then watching the show, we think the folks at 'Nightline' made a mistake this week, listing all the brave men and women who have died in Iraq, but without providing the context of what they went half way around the world to do.Thank you FOX.
"So next week, we here at 'Fox News Sunday' are going to put together our own list, a list of what we've accomplished there, with the blood, sweat, and yes, lives of our military....
NOTE: The image is from Georgia currency of the Revolutionary War. The motto means "No one wounds me with impunity" or perhaps "No one will provoke me with impunity."