Wednesday, April 24, 2013

On Media Defeatism

Years ago, Feb. 27,1968 to be precise, Walter Cronkite delivered a report from New York on the Tet Offensive basically saying that "we are mired in a stalemate".
After the broadcast Lyndon Johnson was supposed to have said something along the lines of  “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost the war.”

Whether he actually said it or not the fact that it persists is a telling indication about what impact the media can have on events. Support for the war began to erode pretty quickly after that.
The media made a hard turn against the war and there was growing resentment for the democrat policy of involuntary inscription into the Army to basically be thrust into a perceived meat grinder.

According to Robert McNamara's book, "In Retrospect" there really wasn't the political will to win the war in Vietnam but that is another discussion.

What got me thinking about this is the almost comical way the liberal commie media has been spinning the stories on the Boston marathon bombers trying to find anyway they can to redirect the focus away from the real reason why these 2 Jihadists set off bombs killing and maiming innocent people.
From during the pre-capture to the after events, in almost every media bullshit session from assorted liberal talking heads (who's sole expertise on the subject is a journalism degree) , the focus has been away from the victims and towards an almost sympathetic discussion about the perpetrators.

The fact of the matter is that Islam is at war with us and everybody knows it, even the media elite, who believe that since they'll never be subjected to the violence that the rest of us "little people" have to endure, feel perfectly fine with pontificating on high lecturing all the rest of us on how we should behave and think.

Truth is it's the way its always been and as long as we allow the media to spin events we'll never have the will to pull ourselves out from under the influence of radical Islam.
The media is the enemy and they need to be held accountable for enabling the terror when it comes.

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