Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: Only six dead inside the Superdome
The reporters who exagerated this story, did not do the "due dilligence" required by their profession. The story fit their world view and their politics so they reported it as fact. If they had actually witnessed the horrors they reported, they would be professional journalists--even if the behavior was not as extensive as they believed. --Its OK to be sincerly wrong.--- As it was, they simply repeated a story that agreed with their preconcieved notions. Whether that was anti-Bush or an underlying racial bias ( horror stories about blacks must be true, well you know about "those people"), it matters not.
The "reporters" did not do the job; they "reported" rumor as fact. They were propagandists.
The fact that the circulation of the major dailies as well as the viewership of major network news are both in decline demonstrates that many peole see them, no longer, as journalists.
As for the reasons for the war. Where is your criticism of Congress? They couldn't get in line fast enough to back the war--at the beginning. They also aborogated their duty to declare war by giving the president the power to act unilaterally. Did "the idiot" cleverly decieve the entire Congress? Kind of makes you wonder about the wisdon there, too, doesn't it.