Good News...In the MSM
The Wall Street Journal Online puts out an opinion page, WSJ.com Opinion Journal. There is a piece on the site titled The Dhia Muhsin Example: A roundup of the past two weeks' good news from Iraq. This is the first time I have personally read a "good news" piece published by any "big player" in the MSM. Authored by Arthur Chrenkoff, who also keeps a very enthralling blog.
It is quite a long post. There is SO MUCH good news coming out of Iraq. It tells so much about what is really going on here. It talks about the apprehension of terrorists, Iraqi citizens giving the terrorists up to the the Coalition Forces or Iraqi Securtiy Forces, rebuilding projects that are going on EVERYWHERE, and so many other good things that are happening, just not the bloody doom and gloom that we see so much on TV and read in the periodicals. There is a huge long list, and it only comprises the last two weeks in the country. We have been rebuilding this country for almost three years. It seriously took me 90 minutes to read the stuff from the LAST TWO WEEKS.
I applaud the WSJ for publishing this piece. I hope that the other mainstream outlets will join them. I believe that the blogosphere has forced a new impetus upon the MSM. We have showed them that they must be factual, be honest, or lose viewers, readers, and listeners. Sadly, we have to hit them in their pocketbooks, rather then effect a change from their desire for them to be truthful and honorable, or through just plain rational thinking. Keep up the pressure.