Thursday, October 07, 2004

If I wrote headlines

Tet Offensive Begins, Liberal Media Sighs Relief

BAGHDAD, Iraq Oct. 7, 2004 — Explosions and gunfire erupted Thursday night outside hotels housing foreigners and journalists in downtown Baghdad, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Security guards at the Palestine hotel said two rockets hit the outside of the nearby Sheraton hotel. There was no indication of a fire inside the Sheraton, although a palm tree burned outside.

The fire was believed caused by one of several projectiles that landed in the compound surrounded by a concrete wall. Tracers streaked across the night sky.

Bursts of automatic gunfire were heard in the street between the two hotels. The gunfire lasted for about 10 minutes after the explosions.

Terrorists have finally managed to stage another event at the seat of the world's journalistic presence in Iraq. My three-day forcast calls for much hand-wringing about the 'rapidly degrading' conditions in Iraq, and some punative indictments of coalition forces' 'inability' to maintain security. Bush will be blamed within the hour.

Thank Walter Cronkite for teaching the world's bad actors that you just need to put something ugly near cameras to win. Where's his protege, Rather, when terrorists need that crucial declaration of failure?

Update: What do I win?

BUSH WANTS ALL THE BAD NEWS REPORTS TO STOP!...... scare all reporters into leaving or order all reporters out because it's too's only 28 days untill our elections

I guess it's official, the attack was a Bush conspiracy. Double or nothing: the plot was carried out by Jews.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

andy says...

This little story in Washington Times yesterday.

Aristide backers threaten beheadingsNow, I ask myself, "Myself, why would a armed insurgency group threaten beheadings?"

Well, because the darn press has glorified the Iraqi insurgents doing the beheadings. It was only a matter of time before another group of thugs decieded to take up the same strategy...

Now, contrast this with a picture that appeared on the cover of Life during the early years of WWII. It showed a Japanese officer about to behead an American soldier.

This photo produced anger and saddness in the US. But there were no cries of "the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time", or reporters glorifing the Japenese.

Just determination to win the war.

6:17 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

I didn't even see that until you mentioned it (assuming it was the AP story that the Times ran). How odd that when the UN is on location, it's ok for people to be running amok sowing murder and mayhem; it's scarcely worthy of attention.

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

andy says...

Not only should Bush want the "bad news" to stop being reported, he should push for the "good news" to be reported.

Examples: Afgan AND Aussie election returns. Both received dismal press coverage. I don't think I saw more than one puny article on the Assie elections.

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

andy says...

A follow up, Doug, on the Hati beheadings. When we last spoke of this, the thugs were only threating to do it.

Story in Washington Times today says that they held the funerals of "three officers who were beheaded".

I never saw in any news source were they reported that the officers were killed.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

I have to say that I think that's a good thing - the near-complete lack of attention has to be discouraging.

6:51 AM  

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