Monday, June 6, 2011

News reports 5 soldiers killed in Iraq but hey, Palin said something stupid again

Well at least this story made it to the top of the NBC online site.

NBC: 5 US soldiers die in Iraq rocket attack
Incident is the single largest loss of life for American military in the country in two years
NBC, and news services

NBC News' Jim Miklazewski reported that the troops died in a rocket attack that targeted a base in Baghdad.

However, a military statement gave no additional details about where the incident occurred or how they died.

The incident was under investigation and the names of the deceased were being withheld pending notification of the next of kin, the U.S. military said.

The deaths raised to 4,459 the number of American service members who have died in Iraq, according to an Associated Press count.
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5 US soldiers die in Iraq rocket attack

It also came before Palin on this morning's news report but didn't last very long.

You'd think a story like this would be more important than just a couple of minutes this morning on NBC, but they decided it was not as important as covering Palin and the rest of the political news. You'd think that the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan would matter more than a person the media turned into a celebrity. You may think way but it just goes to show how little the troops matter to broadcast media.

Palin: I didn't mess up Paul Revere history

Steven Senne / AP
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, accompanied by her youngest daughter Piper, right, speaks briefly with reporters while visiting Boston's North End neighborhood on Thursday.
Former Alaska governor says she wants to travel to Britain to meet Margaret Thatcher
WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin insisted Sunday that history was on her side when she claimed that Paul Revere's famous ride was intended to warn both British soldiers and his fellow colonists.

"You realize that you messed up about Paul Revere, don't you?" "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace asked the potential 2012 presidential candidate.

"I didn't mess up about Paul Revere," replied Palin, a paid contributor to the network.

"Part of his ride was to warn the British that were already there. That, hey, you're not going to succeed. You're not going to take American arms. You are not going to beat our own well-armed persons, individual, private militia that we have," she added. "He did warn the British."
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I didn't mess up Paul Revere history

In every state, we're reading about the men and women giving their lives up for the sake of this country, but national news wants us to think the troops have been forgotten about. We read about them coming home everyday and what they are up against back home, but they only merit coverage once in a while and then they only give the reports a few minutes.

NBC along with all the other stations should be ashamed of themselves. They may cover stories on their sites online but more people watch the news than read it. They decided what the American people think about and what they can just forget about. So why is Palin saying something stupid more important than another 5 fallen soldiers in Iraq?

They also thought that John Edwards mattered more too.

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