Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Mini breakdowns

By Libby

How much longer before they have to take Bill O'Reilly off the set in a straight-jacket? The man is clearly on the verge of a major meltdown.

Short answer to Max Boot's question: Probably not and I wouldn't be trotting out Ramadi as a success story if I was him. Heavy casualties on our side for a "massive loss" by the insurgents is only impressive if it actually makes a difference in the overall level of violence. It's really a little depressing to think we've spent so many resources to basically secure one street.

This officer makes a point that's crossed my mind as well. Why are we going into national mourning for 33 victims of random violence in Virginia while virtually ignoring 3,300 victims who have deliberately sent to their deaths by our president? It seems to me to be rather a slap in the face to be flying the flag at half mast for the former on the bases of the latter.

And this irritates me although it illustrates why our media is such a sorry state. Perhaps if our DC media elite behaved more like news reporters and less like Hollywood stars, the quality of our news coverage would improve.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous rockync said...

This adminstration is using the VA Tech tragedy to the utmost in order to draw attention away from Iraq.

11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous lester said...

libby- here's a good jonah goldberg bashing article

http://www.takimag.com/site/article/goldbergism_and_the_decline_of_the_right/

1:33:00 PM  

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