This file is a very brief diary of some examples of the Roanoke Times slant.
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Roanoke Times, 9-9-2012, Pg 1, 13: Tired of war, US barely registers deaths.
On average this year, an American service member has died every day in Afghanistan.
It’s not the public that blackouts the casualty news.
It’s not the loved ones or their friends or associates that blackouts the casualty news.
No – it’s the media that desperately tries to shield Obama from the adverse consequences of his “good war”.
Of particular angst is that the initial, and usually only, reports of casualties in Afghanistan is that the casualties are “coalition members”. What coalition is that?
The only real combat troops engaged in fire-fights are Americans! And the horrific attacks upon our troops by so called “friendly Afghanistan Soldiers” just continues without resolution by the US or Afghan leadership.
Bush restricted and constrained the war in Afghanistan based on analysis of the Russian experiences. The Democrats including Obama and Biden chided Bush for “outsourcing” the war to the Northern Alliance and other anti-Taliban groups.
In retrospect, letting that nations freedom-fighters fight for their country still looks like a good strategy.
We now have propped up and protected Karzai who daily denigrates America and our troops. Karzi kowtows to the enemy and is partnered in the largest poppy/cocaine operation in the world. With a partner like Karzai, who needs enemies?
In addition we have to tolerate the disheveled pronouncements by VP Biden that “the Taliban are not our enemy”. If not them, then who is killing our soldiers?
Obama and his political hack Secretary of Defense Panetta didn’t have the courage or decency or intestinal-fortitude to make the initial announcement to the American people that we lost 31 Special Forces soldiers (August 5, 2011), including many from Seal Team 6, the unit involved in the Bin Laden raid.
(He had Karzai make the initial announcement! How gross is that!)
Yes there is a blackout of the dismal results and bad news from the war in Afghanistan and the media can look to itself and Obama and associates for that!
What a contrast with the media/Obama coverage of the Bin Laden raid: