The left is developing quite a flair for bathos.
"This is the most pathetic thing I've heard in a long time. They should be ashamed of themselves," Peter Beinart, editor of left-leaning The New Republic magazine, said.What’s Mr. Beinart talking about? Why a group of talk-radio hosts who are headed to Iraq to see what’s going on for themselves and report back, that’s what.
"The reason why we are doing it is we are sick and tired of seeing and hearing headlines by the mainstream media about our defeat in Iraq," Melanie Morgan, a talk radio host (search) for KSFO Radio in San Francisco and co-chair of Move America Forward, said.But Mr. Beinart thinks going to Iraq in an attempt to balance the bad news with the good carries some shame with it, for some reason. I always thought that people should have shame when they are doing something wrong, something selfish and/or are hurting others. By going to Iraq to survey the scene and report back, who could these radio host possibly be hurting?
Morgan said the media is "imposing a Vietnam template on this war."
"This is not Vietnam," she said. "War is war, and it's dangerous, and the killing is taking place all of the time. At the same time, where there is danger, there is success and there is a mainstream media that is determined to shut out that success."
"They have no idea what journalism is, and to pretend they are journalists is laughable," Beinart said.
Now I see. These people are invading the "elite" territory with
guns PDAs blazing. Additionally--and unlike their betters with j-school degrees--they're going over there with their biases out front instead of pretending to cloak it behind some bogus professional concept called impartiality. (Who the heck is impartial about the Iraq War, anyway? Either you want us (and the Iraqis) to win or you don't.)
Anyway, those pathetic non-journalists are hurting the flow of narrative that “professionals” like Mr. Beinart keep attempting to shape for the “ignorant” masses.
Shame on these wicked talk-radio hosts for ruining Mr. Beinart’s fairytale like that! How selfish can they be?
(Thanks to Michelle Malkin)
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