Media blackout of Iraqi war dead is striking double standard aimed at shielding Obama
by: J. D. Heyes
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Left-wing reporters and editors dominate American news media, and that’s a fact not even worth debating any longer. And while that in and of itself may not be a big deal to most people, it is, in fact, important because it makes the news and views we get completely slanted.
There are a few outlets that can be considered right-leaning, for sure, but they are outnumbered 3-to-1 by institutional media like The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, The Boston Globe and so on.
Case in point: The current situation in Iraq specifically, but throughout the Middle East generally.
Foreign media have published numerous photos of members of insurgent groups like the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, lining up captured Iraqi soldiers and gunning them down in cold blood. In addition, foreign media have also carried similarly gruesome photos of uprisings and sectarian violence all around the Middle East, violence that is being stoked primarily by a number of al Qaeda-inspired militant groups.