Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Why Has The Media Lost It's Interest In War Caskets?

An undated photo shows American military personnel with coffins of soldiers killed in Iraq at Dover Air Base in Delaware., via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Without Bush, Media Lose Interest In War Caskets -- Byron York, Washington Examiner

Remember the controversy over the Pentagon policy of not allowing the press to take pictures of the flag-draped caskets of American war dead as they arrived in the United States? Critics accused President Bush of trying to hide the terrible human cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"These young men and women are heroes," Vice President Biden said in 2004, when he was senator from Delaware. "The idea that they are essentially snuck back into the country under the cover of night so no one can see that their casket has arrived, I just think is wrong."

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My Comment: One more reason why my respect for the mass media has been declining to where it is today .... cough, cough ....

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