July 31, 2005
While The MSM Brings Us Body Bags, Abu Ghraib, Gitmo, And How The Word Hates Us - They Ignore What's Right With America And The Things That "Make Us Proud"Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media
Can anyone please explain to me why the AP and CBS rush to bring us a phony fatwah story along with the image below on the right of a Muslim and a Crescent defaming our national symbol, but totally ignore the story behind the man and the image below on the left?
(Image on left is the Navy Cross, via Bob Lonsberry and Mary Jones. The disgusting image on the right that defames our nation's flag and in effect, symbolizes an Islamic takeover of America, is from the AP and CBS)
Had I not received an email about this I wouldn't have known about it either.
"The odd fact about the American media in this war is that it's not covering the American military. The most plugged-in nation in the world is receiving virtually no true information about what its' warriors are doing." If it doesn't undermine the war effort and our nation's effort to keep Islamofascists from blowing us up and replacing every church and synagogue in America and Europe with a mosque, the press doesn't report it.
For those of you who might not know, the man on the left in the image below is the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and he is proud to know the man on the right.
Meet Brian Chontosh, the man on the right; Churchville-Chili Central School Class of 1991, proud graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, husband and about-to-be father, First lieutenant (now Captain) in the United States Marine Corps, and a genuine hero.
At 29 Palms in California Brian Chontosh was presented with the Navy Cross, the second highest award for combat bravery the United States can bestow.
And "That's a big deal." But you didn't see it on the network news that night. And all you'd have read in Brian's hometown newspaper is two paragraphs of nothing.
All we get from the likes of the AP, CBS, and most of the MSM is a "non-stop feed of gloom and doom," but we get nothing about our progress in Iraq and on the War on Terror, and worst of all, we don't hear about our American heroes, the guys fighting and dying in the crotch of the world so all of us can continue on with our lives and the MSM can continue it's anti-military, anti-administration, anti-American, ostrich-imitating rants.
As Bob Lonsberry writes in the tribute to Capt Chontosh, "Accounts of American valor are dismissed by the press as propaganda, yet accounts of American difficulties are heralded as objectivity. It makes you wonder if the role of the media is to inform or to depress - to report or to deride. To tell the truth, or to feed us lies."
And as for our incredibly brave GIs who honorably do their duty, the ones "our grandparents would have carried on their shoulders down Fifth Avenue," well, we never hear anything from the media about them, and because of the MSM's failure to report what's right with our country, guys like Capt Brian Chontosh go completely ignored.
It was a year ago on the march into Baghdad. Brian Chontosh was a platoon leader rolling up Highway 1 in a humvee. When all hell broke loose.Thanks to journalist and broadcaster Bob Lonsberry and Mary Jones, you can learn all about how Capt Brian Chontosh won the Navy Cross in this beautiful tribute.
The young Marines were being cut to ribbons. Mortars, machine guns, rocket propelled grenades.
And the kid out of Churchville was in charge. It was do or die and it was up to him.
Hat tip with extra thanks to Red Falcon at The Steiner Aid, who posted on this story back on June 28.
Semper Fi! From one Marine to another.
Posted by Hyscience at July 31, 2005 5:45 PM
Thank you Hyscience for bringing to light the story of this magnificent American hero. You are absolutely correct, there is absolutely NO EXCUSE for the "msm" overlooking, ignoring, obscuring the stories of our heros.
Keep up the good work!
Posted by: miira at July 31, 2005 9:53 PM
You clown. The MSM has no agenda except viewership. Their goal is viewers, no more, no less. If there is anyone to blame for the coverage provided on the MSM it's the veiwers. The MSM just provides what the viewers want and what attractrs viewers. Contemplating a vast MSM conspiracy is no more productive than contemplating your naval.
Posted by: Biff Tannen at July 31, 2005 10:32 PM
Oops, I meant navel. I love the navy. I know you do too. By the way, thanks for the story on Brian Chontosh. I too wish the news MSM was more resposible in it's coverage. But, it's just money.
Posted by: Biff Tannen at July 31, 2005 10:35 PM
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