Sunday, January 23, 2005

Spending a Fortune for Dog Bites Man

More thoughts on Tim Blair's post, below.

Big Media complains about the "the expense of keeping journalists in Iraq." I wonder how much this 'Big Baghdad Porn Scoop' costs the Washington Post? (Woodward and Bernstein must be proud.)

Let me get this straight, MSM whine about the expense of sending reporters to Iraq, then they use that money to file a story about a guy who was embarrassed when his mother saw his girlie mags. What's next, wasting a fortune on 'Local Man Falls Asleep After Heavy Meal'?

Welcome Instapundit readers (and thanks again Glenn). Since Instapundit mentioned Michael Moore I'll take this opportunity to shamelessly promote this rant on that rather large subject. While you're here check out some other posts. And would it hurt you to leave a comment maybe?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

pittspilot from

Nope, that didn't hurt a bit.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Owww, this hurts!

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't the MSM fond of saying (with a snif) that blogs don't have editors? All the vaunted editors at WaPo must have been snowed in at home when that silly story went to press. Or maybe the expense of keeping reporters in Iraq has been found by eliminating the expense of editors.


12:29 PM  
Blogger betsybounds said...

Dang! So many blogs, so little time. . . .

I'll be back, though. I've book-marked ya!

12:30 PM  
Blogger Captain Holly said...

Forget the cost angle and consider this: A xenophobic anti-Semetic domestic abuser gets offended when the soldiers find his girlie mags, and the MSM trumpet this as an Ominously Bad Event for America?

Can you imagine Ms. Spinner doing the same thing in America? If the police mistakenly raided the trailer of some mother-beating Klansman, found his porno stash, spread it out on the bed, placed the Bible in the middle of it, and then left without arresting him, would Ms. Spinner sympathetically describe his humiliation and anger?

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good writing!
I've bookmarked ya; look forward to reading more later.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"would it hurt you to leave a comment maybe?"

Not when you ask that nicely. :) Great writing! I'll definitely be back! And I'm including my URL and name below so that I'm not anonymous...


1:27 PM  
Blogger Synova said...

I think it was more that the Koran was set next to the girly mags than that he had the girly mags. So it was a desecration issue more than a porn issue, or at least that seems to be how it was supposed to play.

I don't have Tim Blair's rearrangement of the article on hand so I don't know the name or rank of the military person asked about the incident, but he said something like... I won't say it didn't happen but it sounds odd? It does sound odd. Not that a group of our guys couldn't possibly have set a holy book down next to girly mags, but that "how not to offend 101" has got to include info about Iraqi attitudes about their holy book. According to the quotes the man claims that the porn and the Koran were arranged purposely with the Koran surrounded by the magazines and then the man was called to his room to see.

What it sounds like is a continuation of the constant claims that our military doesn't respect mosques. It simply plays well to a certain audience. If the incident happened at all it's at least as likely that a mother-beating coward was trying to save face by lying about the Koran as that American soldiers would take the opportunity to rub his face in his hypocracy. Now, taking the girly magazines out and waving them around... I'd be a bit surprised if they didn't.

(How's that for a comment?)

3:15 PM  

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