THE HUMAN COST OF COVERING THE NEWS

Thanks to Powerline for pointing out the real reason why the media wanted to cover fallen soldiers coming home.

Remember when it was critically important that news media be able to cover and photograph the arrival of the caskets of dead soldiers when they arrived in the U.S.? This was so the public could be informed about the “human cost of war,” as though reporters knew something about the cost of war that the rest of us didn’t.

The military changed its policy to allow news coverage of returning caskets if the soldier’s family agrees. But, now that the Obama administration is responsible for the country’s wars, interest in this sort of coverage has waned considerably.

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~ by thedark2 on September 29, 2009.

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