Wednesday, January 19, 2005

ABC hits the Fever Swamps

ABC News wanted to play "balanced" news with the Presidential Inauguration, by also doing a story on a military funeral on the same day, of any soldier that died in Iraq. Apparently, ABC was asking if anyone knew of any military funerals that were on the 20th, so that they could "cover" it. ABC took the article down, once they realized that the 'net got ahold of the info, and someone got a brain there. Here's the archived article, which I got from the Captain's Quarters blog (

Funerals for Iraq War Casualties
Honoring Fallen Heroes on Inauguration Day
Jan. 19, 2005 — For a possible Inauguration Day story on ABC News, we are trying to find out if there any military funerals for Iraq war casualties scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20.

Frankly, I'm disgusted with ABC's news division right now. In short, if someone fought and died in Iraq, and were buried on the 19th, or the 21st, then ABC doesn't care about them, because they don't give them a news story with which to bash the President. Nevermind that they don't care about the soldiers who died in Afghanistan, or soldiers that might die in the Tsunami relief efforts. That was a new low for ABC, and it was very, very arrogant of them to try to pull such a stunt. I know some folks who have, or are currently serving in Iraq, and I want them to come home safely (not before kicking some serious ass). If they were to die while overseas, I'd want their funerals to be solemn and remembering affairs. Not cheap political fodder for folks who can't get it through their damned heads that they lost the election and are losing their grip on the media control of this country. No, ABC just wants to rant and rave and pretend that their voice means something more by sticking a boom mike at a six foot hole in the ground. Dan Rather's the least of the media's problems right now.


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