Fw: SO TRUE!!!

Lindsay Lohan is 24 and her story is all over the news because she's a celebrity drug addict and allegedly  a thief.Charlie Sheen is 45 and you would have been under a rock all week if you hadn't heard about his antics.

Justin Allen 23,
Brett Linley 29,
Matthew Weikert 29,
Justus Bartett 27,
Dave Santos 21,
Jesse Reed 26,
Matthew Johnson 21,
Zachary Fisher 24,
Brandon King 23,
Christopher Goeke 23, and
Sheldon Tate 27

are all Marines who gave their lives this week for you. There is no media for them; not even a mention of their names.

Honor THEM by sending this on!


gruaud said...

I think maybe you guys are missing the point: Ok, so let's say they and all our future casualties get ink in the newspapers and a chryon on TV.

They're still dead, and they died for no good reason; dead for a bunch of outrageous, easily proven lies and a bunch of facile, pseudo-patriotic platitudes.

Afghanistan, 9 years and counting. Iraq, 8 years and counting. The United States craps 720 million dollars down the toilet on a daily basis in Iraq alone.

Again: why?

Anonymous said...

Indeed very sad.

But I have trouble blaming the media, for the simple fact that the media is a business. The media spends time on Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan and the like because that's what the public (their consumers) want to hear about. To blame the media is to shirk responsibility, both for the lack of coverage and the fact that we are still in these wars at all.

Of course even that is simplistic. Most of the media attention on celebrities is "soft media", ie tabloid shows, gossip magazines and the like. The "serious" media kinda has its hands full with the labor situation in Wisconsin, the events in the middle east, the tragedy in Japan and now an international war in Lybia. And despite all that they will take time every week to mention the fallen.

Of course, the news organizations which typically pay the most attention to our ongoing wars and their casualties are usually on PBS. Good thing Republicans are so eager to defund it.

sojewtastic said...

They didn't die for me, or for you, or for any other middle class or poor American citizen. They died to keep money in the pockets of the 400 families with all the wealth in this country.
But cool story, bro.

ferschitz said...

Well well well, so what about this???


When Ted Koppel read out the names of fallen troops on Nightline in 2004, rightwingers went teh crazeee and the rightwing media preempted Nightline, calling it a "media stunt" and worse.

And as Anon indicates, PBS reads out the names of the fallen troops with photos, and yet rightwingers continue to foam at the mouth about how insanely liberal PBS is, and the GOP just voted to de-fund it.

Hypocrit, much?

Brought to you by your local rightwing think tank propoganda bullshit machine, which is easily shown to be outright lying to you fools.

Wake up!

Hooray4US said...

US media is almost wholly owned by giant corporations serving the needs of the super wealthy. Why are US citizens fed a diet of dumbed down gossip & rumors, instead of "real news"??

It's good to finally ask this question, rightwingers, because I can assure you that the US media is not in the business of informing us any more. It's in the business of distracting us from what's really going on, including not really reporting much, if at all, on the wars of aggression that you are paying for with your tax dollars and with the wasted lives of US citizens.

Rather than focus only honoring the slain soldiers (which is an admirable thing to do), why not also ask deeper questions about why we're fed junk crap about rich addicts?? Why aren't we getting really factual and informative news anymore? And where are the real journalists, like Walter Cronkite, to tell us the real truth anymore??

Might want to think about that.

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