Thursday, January 27, 2005

Critical News Media

Look at this from Save Our City:

It seems that yesterday ABC News posted a call on its website for help from readers: Jan. 19, 2005--For a possible Inauguration Day story on ABC News, we are trying to find out if there any military funerals for Iraq war casualties scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20. If you know of a funeral and whether the family might be willing to talk to ABC News, please fill out the form below:
(ABC took down the request, fortunately the blog Captain's Quarters copied the page first.) ABC tried to pass this off as "Honoring Fallen Heroes on Inauguration Day."

Imagine the audacity of ABC to dare contrast the price of war with the excess of Bush's coronation!

It's hilarious to see right wing bloggers think they're "catching" ABC doing something illicit here. I'm not sure how much more delusional these guys can get, but I'm sure we'll find out since they feel that they achieved something grand with the CBS Memo.

I commented a few times after the post, and I found this to be kind of amusing:

Anonymous: Did any networks do stories on FDRs big day after he starred a pre-emptive war with germany?

scott rawlings: There were no stories about deaths of soldiers on FDRs inauguration day-despite the fact that there was a pre-emptive war going on.

Apparently being a right wing nut means you don't pay very close attention during history class, because, of course, Germany declared war on the US first.