Ma Deuce Gunner

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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Good News...In the MSM

(Hat tip...Blackfive)

The Wall Street Journal Online puts out an opinion page, 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.




At 12:22 AM, Anonymous MDG's Wife said...

How amazing! The progress is so tremendous - you would never know it if you relied on the MSM. You are correct that it is sad when it takes finanical losses to bring about some accountability. Unfortunately there are still too many people who blindly believe the half-truths and lies so many in the media like to tell. Keep up the good work! And thanks for this post - it is very encouraging to me to know that the sacrifices are not in vain. I love you Sweetie.

At 7:19 AM, Blogger Lorilei said...

It really IS amazing at all that is being done over there when someone takes the time and effort to do the research. Kudos to Chrenkoff! I've read his reports in the past. But what really bothers me, is why this piece was placed on the WSJ's OpEd page? Does any of that reporting sound like an opinion or editorial? Heck, he's done alot of work researching this. If the MSM wanted to do some effective reporting, couldn't they just followup the facts he's already gathered and report this to us?

And I agree with your wife, that the sacrifices we've made are Never in Vain.

At 8:56 AM, Blogger Michael said...


Good point about it being on the Op-Ed page. These events are not opinions, they are FACTS. Beggars can't be choosy...not a this juncture, at least. Thanks for the comment, and for your loyal readership.


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