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A couple of slightly different perspectives:

The images they choose and choose to ignore (english.aljazeera.net)

uncountable number of injured people whose number is increasing every minute (english.aljazeera.net)



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I have another question regarding media coverage.

Over here, I think most of the images I see on tv are from both the NHK (japanese news) and the BBC, but I'm not sure. Regardless, there were lots of shots of people celebrating and stuff, but also shots of people throwing rocks and stuff at the US and UK forces. Did any of this make it over there? I'm not sure where or when they were from, but the one I saw most recently (this morning, or about 4 hours ago) was a tank rolling through some town, and people chanting and stuff, and trhowing stuff at it. One of the soldiers fired his gun into the air, and some people dispersed, but not many, then it changed to pictures of them knocking down that statue of Hussein.



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Yes, there was some coverage of some Iraqis that didn't look pleased. However, I think the euphoric nature of the Iraqi people spoke for itself, and it wasn't just in baghdad, there were celebrations in northern Iraq and Southern Iraq today as well. Surely some are not pleased with the U.S., especially those who lost loved ones. People die in war, and the fact that everybody praises Al Jazeera for reporting on it is ridiculous to me. Coming tomorrow, a top headline at Al Jazeera: The sky is blue.

Anyways, people praising Al Jazeera as an accurate news service surely don't remember their reporting on the "massacre" in Jenin (which occured on the 12th of Never).

I knew it was only a matter of time until the anti-war crowd started accusing networks run and operated by liberals (with the exception of Fox News) of being biased in favor of George Bush.

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Do tell which of the networks is run by a liberal? If you're insinuating that Ted Turner is single handedly running CNN, then I'd like to take this oppurtunity to laugh out loud.



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If I might offer another explanation: The ratio of Iraqis killed to Iraqis liberated is extraordinarily high. Sure, people died. I'm not minimizing the value of their lives. But show me a bloodless revolution. There's no way Saddam was going to be overthrown without some innocent deaths, and in the end, the overwhelming story here is that Iraq is free. I don't blame the American news media for minimizng their coverage of civlian death, and they haven't ignored the issue - even your detested Fox News has shown footage of Iraqi hospitals.

I guess what I'm saying is: What's your point? I mean, do you think fewer Iraqis would be dead if we left Saddam in power? I'm not trying to flame here, but this reminds me of Michael Moore. Show an image guaranteed to get a gut reaction, and then hope people draw a conclusion from it. People died. It was tragic. But it was worth it, because their countrymen will never have to go through this again.

Furthermore: How many Iraqi torture chambers is al Jazeera showing? How many women being stoned under Shari'a law? Does al Jazeera leave the camera on while people bleed to death after having their tongues cut out? Is there al Jazeera footage of every Middle East dictator living off the sweat off his people while they starve?

(And let me apologize in advance for the somewhat rambling nature of this post, but I think you get the point)



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at the risk of putting words into your mouth, al Jazeera isn't the bad guy. Obviously they have a pro-mid East bias, but it's no different than American media's pro-US bias. I mean, does NBC show footage of all those guys we have locked up down in Cuba or the other handful of people that have been detained without charges? No, because the government wont let them. I would imagine the Iraqi govt. didn't either.



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The picture of the guy with the US flag on the statue was shown here before it was replaced by the pre-1991 flag. But so what? It's not exaclty like that enlisted man new too much about the geopolitical realities of putting the flag up there.

And as far as the pic of the poor guy with his arm blown off; he'd probably've gotten a lot worse from the old regime.


    Originally posted by eviljonhunt81
    at the risk of putting words into your mouth, al Jazeera isn't the bad guy. Obviously they have a pro-mid East bias, but it's no different than American media's pro-US bias.

The funny part is that al-Jazeera has now lost a lot of credibility with the Arab street thanks to their coverage.




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Furthermore: How many Iraqi torture chambers is al Jazeera showing? How many women being stoned under Shari'a law? Does al Jazeera leave the camera on while people bleed to death after having their tongues cut out? Is there al Jazeera footage of every Middle East dictator living off the sweat off his people while they starve?

Iraq doesn't (didn't) practice Shari'a law. And Al-Jazeera has reported on plenty of stuff that has greatly upset many (U.S. backed, by the way) Middle-Eastern dictators, probably more than they have upset the U.S.

Again: it is possible to not like Jr. and Saddam at the same time. It's like this concept is as radical as not liking either Sargent Slaughter or Hulk Hogan in 1991.



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You're absolutely right. Maybe we should have nuked them. No where near as messy, just everything incinerate/annihilate.

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