May 16, 2003

FOX News vs. The Guardian

Fox sez:

"That night, a team of U.S. Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and other commandos helicoptered to the hospital while troops engaged Iraqi soldiers in another part of the city. Rescuers entered the hospital and persuaded an Iraqi doctor to lead them to Lynch."

the Guardian sez:

"We heard the noise of helicopters," says Dr Anmar Uday. He says that they must have known there would be no resistance. "We were surprised. Why do this? There was no military, there were no soldiers in the hospital. "

"It was like a Hollywood film. They cried, 'Go, go, go', with guns and blanks and the sound of explosions. They made a show - an action movie like Sylvester Stallone or Jackie Chan, with jumping and shouting, breaking down doors." All the time with the camera rolling.

and This Guy gets the bigger picture perfectly.

"Three years from now, when Bush gets reelected on a there's-still-more-work-to-be-done platform and invades North Korea to rid the earth of another evildoer, someone from MSNBC will recruit Private Lynch - you all remember Jessica Lynch, don't you? Doesn't she look so different now, in a suit and with her face all made up? - to stand in front of some big-ass computer screen and point to places where troops are, and give the "private's perspective" on the war from that angle. What it's like to be in the trenches. The kinds of things endured as a POW. Hour long specials, hosted by Jessica Lynch as long as she's still cute, on the "Real Heroes" of the North Korean conflict. Or the Cuban one two years later. Or our big Syrian liberation party. Or our crackdown on Columbia (no pun intended)."


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