While Old Media Obsesses over Haditha, Al Qaeda Massacre Gets the Silent Treatment
(WARNING: Link contains graphic and unsettling pictures) Michael Yon reported a massacre committed by Al Qaeda that wiped out a village on the outskirts of Baqubah, Iraq just after midnight on July 1.
Matt Hurley at Weapons of Mass Discussion had this to say yesterday in reaction:
If American media fails to cover this with the same amount of gusto that they have pursued Haditha and Abu Ghraib, they will be demonstrating their preference for whom they wish to win this conflict. The press has to tell the story that evil really does exist in this world. Imagine if the story of the Holocaust was never told because the media was only interested in reporting Allied atrocities. Yes, by failing to treat this war objectively, the media does indeed enable massacres such as this one and history will judge the coverage of this war very harshly.
The three items of the 10 listed not included in the above picutre also do not relate to the Al Qaeda-committed massacre.
That is indeed quite a contrast to the Old Media treatment of the Haditha situation:
I'd say 81 stories represents a bit of the "gusto" Hurley was referring to.
Can anyone come up with a reason why I should believe that Matt Hurley is wrong about whose side Old Media is on?
Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.