Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Everything's pushing up roses

In their ongoing (and ironic) barrage against the media, conservatives often ask:

"Why don't they ever report the GOOD news about Iraq?"

I've always wondered about that myself. After all, you never see, "99,997 troops not killed today." What is it exactly that makes journalism so obsessed with the dark side? As the old saying goes: if you see the glass as half-full, then you're an optimist. Journalists not only see the glass as half-empty, they also examine the odd fingerprint smudges on the glass and wonder how many strains of listeria are dog-paddling in the water. I, for one, refuse to take this negativity lying down! I'm long past tired of seeing the mainstream media painting a critical picture of Iraq in a deliberate attempt to undermine our great Commander-in-Chief George W. Bush! Though I could list any number of the plethora of negative news sites out there, I'll focus on one that has the audacity to feature such headlines as these:

--House readies more war funding
--Search continues for parts of crashed Harrier
--Corps admits it moved too slowly to uparmor Humvees
--DoD plans to expand Guantanamo detention center
--No drawdown in Iraq likely soon, general says
--Gunny convicted in lover’s murder
--Memorial service scheduled for corpsman killed in Iraq

So, you ask, what vehemently un-American propaganda outlet would dare undermine our troops' confidence by running such downbeat stories as these? The New York Times? The Washington Post? The Los Angeles Times? The San Francisco Traitor-Tribune? Anti-Bush Hippie Weekly? What news outlet is next on Karl Rove's anti-war blacklist? Click here to check out the latest rag to not Support Our Troops.

War is ugly. News should be pretty.

23 comments:

PusBoy said...

Good news! Cruise missiles and suicide bombers only killed 180 people this month! God Bless the USA!

The Goblin Slayer said...

I could never be a Democrat because they are a bunch of fucking weasels

Perhaps he should take some of his own advice.

Phillip said...

i love it - when republicans are confronted with the truth they attack and try to discredit the messenger.

good news from iraq = blood from a turnip

The Goblin Slayer said...

Phizz,

What truth? Truth requires proof so please substaniate your answer with proof.

Thanx.

Phillip said...

proof? that the news out of iraq is bad? did you read ian's post?

The Goblin Slayer said...

"Bad" is relative. Especially when it comes to Democrats hating their country and debasing the troops.

Phillip said...

okay, "bad" is a relative term, but would you chategorize bombings and death as good?

democrats debasing the troops... because we didn't send them to war properly equipped? because we deny them veterans' benefits? because we can't seem to set a time frame for their return? because we told the enemy to "bring it on"?

PusBoy said...

Goblin sucker:

How does your original comment in any way deal with this post?

Knowing what we know now, Clinton was wrong, too. There. Happy? Now, what?

The Goblin Slayer said...

It doesn't, puscock. I was just stating how much Democrats are fucking weasels. No, I am not happy becuase you fuckwits consistently push for the destruction of the troops.

phizz - I would categorize bombings and death as war. How do you categorize those who support the troops outta one side of their mouth and call them Nazis on the other?

Phillip said...

so you don't think war is bad?

i would categorize those who support the troops while calling them nazis as fictitious because i've never heard of anyone doing that, and those who say they support the troops while cutting their benefits and not adequately equipping them as bushies.

The Goblin Slayer said...

Dick Durbin, Charles Rangle Those people are Senators and Democrats...nuff said.

War is bad. But sometimes it is necessary. Perhaps when you or a family member gets gutted or exploded by an Islamic terrorist, you will agree. Then again, since you despise the Republicans and Christians so much, you would be willing to live in under dhimmitude..

IMHO, anyway.

Ian McGibboney said...

Goblin, one of my high school classmates has already been killed in Iraq and I have/have had several cousins and friends fight out there. I support them. I don't support the idiots who put them there in the first place. How's that for a distinction?

Phillip said...

i don't despise all rebpulicans and all christians - i despise those who try to rationalize unjust wars by lying to me and anyone who somehow thinks that god hates anyone because they want to appeal to a certain demographic.

what about all your republican senators who voted against appropriating more money into troop equipment?

The Goblin Slayer said...

Wow, very tolerant of you, phizz.

So, are you saying that all the Republican Senators voted against armoring the Humvees, but all the Democrats voted for the extra armor?

Please provide some proof of your outrageous allegation.

I salute your cousins fighting the war against Islamic Terrorism, Ian.
Perhaps, you could get some stories from them to publish on your blog.

PusBoy said...

Since you admit that your comments had nothing to do with the post, you're a troll and deserve to be ignored.

Since you have such a boner for war, I'd suggest you sign up at your local recruiting office. If you don't, you're the fucking weasel.

As someone whose brother was and sister is in the military, fuck you and what you know about my support of the "troops."

And, Charlie Rangel is a Congressman, not a Senator, dipshit.

PusBoy said...

GS: Proof? Check out the vote on Senate Amendment 520 (4-21-05), which was introduced by Sen. Bayh, to provide funding to uparmor military vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan. 38 GOP senators and 1 Democrat voted against it. Fortunately for the troops, 17 sane GOP Senators joined all but one of the Democrats and approved the measure.

Ian McGibboney said...

Goblin,

You probably wouldn't like the stories if you heard them. Somehow, ribbons and flags never seem to come up.

The Goblin Slayer said...

I already served, asswipe. 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines from '86 to '90

You can now blow yourself. I normally don't like to mention my military past with the rabid Left, because you vile fux insist that I am a baby killer. It kinda voids the argument, doesn't it you fucking weasel?

Senator, Rep, whatever: It's still Congress

The Goblin Slayer said...

Well then, Ian, that should bolster your view on the war with some insight from those on the front lines! Come on, journalist!! Let's hear them. They must be more interesting than a post about how mad I make you, won't it?

Ian McGibboney said...

Goblin, saying you were a Marine earlier might have lent credence to your viewpoint. That is, if you hadn't already squandered it by cutting down everyone else.

Ian McGibboney said...

Oh, about those troops I know: there are some who wanted to be there. That was before they went. But one of the harder-right guys I know admitted he was not too happy about going. Probably because he's in the National Guard and they're supposed to stay here.

Of the few I know that have come back alive (most are still there on extended tours), they're not big on their commander-in-chief. Not that they necessarily think the war is wrong, but neither are they gung-ho about the way the war's been conducted.

The Goblin Slayer said...

Ian,

I am not too big on the President, either. The alternative, however, was just plain scary.

I don't need to lend credence to a rabid, angry jerk-off like pusboy. He doesn't deserve it and certainly hasn't earned it. He should just keep himself mired in his X-box, energy drinks and gender confusion.

Ian McGibboney said...

That's why the Republicans are successful in elections, and the only reason these days. They know they can't run on the strength of their candidates, so they inject fear of the other guy. And it works; I couldn't tell you how many people I know voted Republican in 2000 and 2004 just because they were so piss-scared that Al Gore and John Kerry wanted to turn over our country to our mortal enemies. How irrational is that? How SAD is that?

I, for one, cannot take the neocon attitude seriously because of the complete ignorance that pervades it. And the way you just dismissed PusBoy is reflective of endless instances I've seen of this from righty bloggers, professors and friends.