November 24, 2005

Thanksgiving in Iraq, this time without Bush posing with a plastic turkey

I can't count the number of times I've heard Republicans and conservatives adopt the whine that the press only reports the bad stuff about Iraq. Why don't they report all the good stuff we're doing over there, they lament, as if the war isn't really that bad, and that if we'd only be told about the postives, we'd all see that the death and madness were all worth it. It's truly as if they're begging, no, DEMANDING to be told pleasing fairy tales and are downright indignant at having to deal with the grisly reality.

Well, here's a story that pretty much answers that question best.
A suicide attacker steered a car packed with explosives toward U.S. soldiers giving away toys to children outside a hospital in central Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 31 people. Almost all of the victims were women and children, police said.

In all, 53 people were killed in bombings and gunfire across the country, including two American soldiers who died in a roadside bombing near Baghdad. The U.S. military also reported the deaths of four American troops on Wednesday.
How can you report the good when death, uncertainty, and madness is never more than a few steps or seconds away?


At 11/25/2005 11:42 AM, Blogger CountyDemo said...

Let me get this straight!

It's okay for you to depict Sen. Mike Jacobs riding atop a fish holding a fistful of money in his hand, but Jacobs' supporters can't misspell someone's name?

When did you move from "yellow journalist" to a partisan hack?

The question becomes, are you the self-important, out-of-work kid from Washiongton DC running against Illinois Senator Mike Jacobs?

Well, are you?

At 11/25/2005 11:50 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Nope. Sorry.

And the graphic is flattering to Sen. Jacobs. It depicts him as a rough-and-tumble cowboy, which as an image worked pretty well for Reagan and Bush, riding to the rescue of his constituents and the residents of Illinois with nearly a million tax dollars to give to a private concern so they can harvest these menaces and make a profit processing and selling the by-products.

And I can't imagine why, considering how nice all you Jacobs supporters have been here, you'd ever think for a moment I'd have anything less than a glowing opinion of him.

At 11/25/2005 12:23 PM, Blogger CountyDemo said...

You still haven't replied to my direct the question.

Do you think it's okay to depict Senator Mike Jacobs rindng atop a fish with a fistful of money in his hands, but improper for Jacobs' supporters to misspell someone's name? What kind of double standard have you implemented here DOPE?

At 11/25/2005 1:11 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I think there's a certain justice about the graphic.... yes.

You don't think Jacobs looks impressive astride that mighty beast? And isn't he proposing giving a few hundred thousand fistfulls of money to a private business? How is that unfair?

And since you've done the purposeful misspelling thing and worse about 200 times, it's curious that you'd think one picture is so bad.

At 11/26/2005 8:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is CountyDemo the reinvention of the Headuser? It sure looks like it to me.


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