Thursday, November 30, 2006

Check Strategypage today...

I discussed the Jemil Hussein situation at Strategypage today.

This is not the first time (see the Strategypage article for more discussion), but it is perhaps the most blatant example of how the mainstream media has been making a royal mess of things. At best, there is extreme sloppiness in the MSM's coverage of the war on terror.

At worst, there has been a deliberate decision by at least some media outlets to mislead the American people about the war. When heroes have been shortchanged by the MSM, and when stories get totally rewritten because they make American troops appear "too heroic", when false claims of Koran desecration and torture are repeated without question - and the record is never corrected outside a small "correction" buried where few will ever read it, something is seriously wrong.

There are two places you can get the straight story.

Central Command's newsroom:
http://www.centcom.mil/sites/uscentcom1/Shared%20Documents/newsroom.aspx
The Department of Defense's website:
http://www.defenselink.mil/

The Associated Press, on the other hand, cannot be trusted.

2 comments:

Spc Ziegler said...

Sir:


Also, your readers might be interested in these sites.

http://www.mnf-iraq.com/

http://www.cfc-a.centcom.mil/

http://www.hoa.centcom.mil/

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V/R
Spc. Patrick Ziegler
U.S. Central Command
Public Affairs

zieglepa@centcom.mil

Ken Prescott said...

Spc. Ziegler, thank you for your service, and please convey my thanks to all who serve with you.