Wednesday, November 17, 2004

The Moral Bankruptcy of the Mainstream Media

Hugh Hewitt called his listeners attention to a statement made by Chris Matthews on Hardball two nights ago. Matthews was questioning a guest about the tape of a Marine shooting an wounded Iraqi when he made this incredible statement:

"Well, let me ask you about this. If this were the other side, and we were watching an enemy soldier --a rival, I mean they're not bad guys especially, just people who just disagree with us, they are in fact the insurgents, fighting us in their country-- if we saw one of them do what we saw our guy do to that guy, would we consider that worthy of a war crimes charge?"


"They're not bad guys especially, just people who disagree with us"? His statements are so absurd it is hard to even comment on them. These are the people who have slughtered hostages, killed women and children, murdered Americans, killed our soldiers. They are the same types of individuals who flew the planes on 9/11, yet Chris Matthews, a popular, respected figure amonst the media elite, believes they are not bad guys, they just disagree with us? Of course the rest of his statement is absurd as well. They are not "insurgents, fighting us in their country", we know that the majority of the terrorists we are killing are from countries other than Iraq. Chris Matthews is verging into Michael Moore land, believing that the terrorists are "freedom fighters and minutemen" who will win.

This is the level at which most in the mainstream media operate. If you believed that the terrorists we were killing by the thousands in Iraq were "not bad guys" and "just disagree" with us, you would be opposed to the war and the Commander in Chief leading the war as well.

His statement will not be surprising to most people who pay attention to the media. This type of thinking permeates TV news and the newspapers. The media elites push their warped morality in their article and on the airwaves, but the public is catching on and people like Chris Matthews have less and less influence with each passing day.


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