As the needle bends

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Why the MSM makes me sick

As I was in the midst of my morning routine, sipping coffee and checking email before getting dressed and heading out for my morning commute, I caught a "Breaking News" alert on one of the local Houston channels. I am not naming the channel, nor the newsperson, because I am so angry that I can’t find a link to the story, if it’s up yet.

They found it necessary to try to be the first to announce bad news, related to the 3 American soldiers from this story:

The Mujahedeen Shura Council did not make threats or demands in the abduction of Pfc. Kristian Menchaca, 23, of Houston, Texas, and Pfc. Thomas L. Tucker, 25, of Madras, Ore., saying only that “we shall give you more details about the incident in the next few days, God willing.” Spc. David J. Babineau, 25, of Springfield, Mass., was killed in the attack on the checkpoint at a canal crossing near the Euphrates River.

According to this miserable excuse for a newscaster, the Iraqi military has issued a statement that they found the bodies of the two missing soldiers; but the U.S. military could not or would not confirm. WHAT THE HECK EVER HAPPENED TO NOT RELEASING INFORMATION UNTIL THE NEXT OF KIN HAS HAD A CHANCE TO BE NOTIFIED? Did it ever cross your pea-sized brain that MAYBE that was the reason the U.S. military would not confirm the statement? Maybe they wanted to be able to tell the parents of these soldiers, one of whom is from the Houston area (and whose brother was interviewed on the same channel, in the same newscast).

And now they are repeating the news… as I’m sure they will over and over and over again.

As The Needle Bends

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June 20, 2006 - Posted by | Life and Ramblings


  1. I’m sure you forgot.. the idea is to be first with the news..proving
    what absolute miserable scum they are..

    Comment by Pet Campbell | June 20, 2006 | Reply

  2. If McCarthy was a backlash against the left of the 30’s & 40’s the backlash that may come could be like the inquisition.

    Comment by NAT PIERCE | June 20, 2006 | Reply

  3. Hey, I think it’s awful what the news media does! I don’t think details should even be broadcast on such a death as this. And another thought….when you stop and think about the price of gasoline, did you notice it always rises when it is broadcast it is going to go up? It goes up immediately thanks to the press!

    Comment by Marge Hicks | June 21, 2006 | Reply

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