Ed Driscoll

If A Tree Falls In The Forest

And the MSM doesn’t report it, is it news? John Hinderaker writes that 2,700 active duty servicemen have signed the Appeal for Courage, which states, “As an American currently serving my nation in uniform, I respectfully urge my political leaders in Congress to fully support our mission in Iraq and halt any calls for retreat”. But of course, that’s not newsworthy to the MSM’s mindset. John writes:

This is almost like a laboratory experiment, isn’t it? A handful of veterans (including three out of something like 7,000 retired generals) oppose the war: News. Thousands of active duty personnel urge Congress to support the war effort: Not news. That pretty well sums up the journalistic standard that has been applied to the conflict in Iraq.

As for the journalistic double-standard in the race for the White House, it’s summed up remarkably well in this interchange, which candidate it’s addressed to…and those who will be exempted from answering such salacious questions.

(Romney missed a slam-dunk opportunity–which works remarkably well for politicians in both parties–to tell his interviewer to get stuffed, incidentally.)