Ed Driscoll

Misreporting War

In The New York Post, Ralph Peters asks us to “Sit back and press the memory button”, something the media never does when it comes to the War on Terror:

Pop quiz: Which issue matters more to America’s future: the remarkable progress made in Afghanistan, or the disappearance of a teenager in Aruba?

Obviously, the latter. Over the past month, TV news has devoted more airtime to a missing girl than to Afghanistan and Iraq combined. It took the loss of a special operations helicopter and the 16 personnel aboard to get our Afghan success story back in the headlines