In every war that America has ever fought there have always been journalists reporting from the front lines.
Mainstream journalists seem to think that the front line is wherever Cindy Sheehan plants her lawn chair, and explains the war with such nuggets as: “This country is not worth dying for,” and “We’re fighting because of Israel.”
And The New York Times considers Ms. Sheehan “an absolute moral authority.”
Isn’t it kind of refreshing when the left reveals their anti-Semitism? Their spokespeople can back-peddle and say oh, grieving mother, she didn’t mean it, yadda yadda, but folks, I have grieved for a dead son and believe me, you lash out at what’s always been in your heart.
Isn’t it amazing how the left almost always manages to come back to good old fashioned anti-Semitism? They know it’s bad PR, they know it’s incredibly dumb, yet they just can’t help themselves. It’s called pathological hatred.
Now for some sanity.
I’d like Seraphic Secret readers to turn their attention to the best journalist working in Iraq today. Michael Yon is on the front lines in Iraq. His blog is so vivid, so well written that it just makes me cry. It is soaked in sweat and blood and after reading a few entries you just stop and you say to yourself: “Wow, so that’s what’s going on! That’s what it’s like. You feel enlightened; truth does that.
If Michael Yon doesn’t get the Pulitzer Prize–what am I saying, they’ll never give him the Pulitzer. They’ll give to the self-righteous hacks who endlessly recyle the so-called story of so-called Koran and prisoner abuse. Yon points out that the terrorists are anxious to get into American custody: good treatment, great food, AC, fantastic medical and dental treatment, and the jihadists stand a good chance of getting a slick lawyer who will get them released so they can go off and well, just keep killing more Americans, more innocent women and children, their stock in trade. And the mainstream media insists on calling these barbarians, “insurgents.”
As George Orwell predicted: the death of language always precedes totalitarian political thought.
Anyway, make sure not to miss Gates of Fire. It is a masterpiec of war reporting.