The Big Picture(s) is long and link rich. Book mark it and come back when you have some spare time and spare brain cells. I’m still trying to digest it myself, but when I do I’ll gin up something to say. But don’t wait on me.
I am generally loathe to attribute to malice that which may be explained by incompetence, but it is possibile that both influence the coverage of Iraq. — Karl
Malice, Bush Derangement Syndrome, Political Correctness/Cultural Marxism, white liberal guilt, a propensity to Blame America First, abyssmal ignorance of all things military, and compatible short-term objectives make the English-language Main Stream Media aiders, comforters, accomplices, and promulgators of the enemy’s Strategic Communications. I do not share Karl’s hesitation. A spade is a spade.
Don’t miss More Big Picturing: those who engage in intentional misrepresenting of facts in the service of an agenda are engaging in behavior that can best be described as collusive. And taken together, these individual actors — having been stamped out of the same ideological molds by schools of journalism — form a kind of de facto conspiracy, one that I’m sure they are dimly aware of, though they would prefer we called what they were engaged in advocacy.