As I watched the situation disintegrate in Iraq, it was interesting that I found that information, not from CNN, MSNBC or FOX(Pravda)News, but from the BBC. The mainstream media in this country focused on the Presidential race like it was a football game. Clinton gains a first down but is called for off-sides. Obama gets called for a late hit. Ew, that'll cost him. Oh no, Hillary fumbles the ball and turns the ball over to Obama.
That kind of thinking and effort seems to be par for the course for our so-called liberal media, which more resemble a propaganda network for the regime in power. I hate to say it, but I can only find reliable information about the war in Iraq and Afganistan by watching the BBC, listening to NPR and watching Frontline on PBS. And that reality is truly embarrassing and alarming.
Kudos, BTW, for the PBS Frontline documentary "Bush At War I,II." The fact that such deep analysis didn't occur on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN or FOX, is an indictment to the degree of complicity our press has in the disasters that Cheney/Bush has imposed upon us. Our press has let us down in the past, and continues to do so. We have a press that is nationalistic in it's focus and seeks to gain ratings by telling Americans what they want to hear. We have commercialized the press to the point that their reporting is gauged for viewership rather than accuracy and relevancy. This truly alarms me. The American people continue to be misled, misinformed and given the party line, not a true assessment of what is going on in the world.