OK, whatever the accuracies and inaccuracies of the public war on media bias (does it exist? where does it tilt?) there are moments where it is (in an individual new source) so blatant and absurd that it can’t be missed.
More than a half-hour after the capture of the Butcher of Ramadi, Amir Khalaf Fanus, Al Qaeda’s #3 in Iraq and one of the most brutal and feared terrorists in Iraq was reported on the AP news wire, CNN gave us the following headlines:
Now as terribly pressing as all of this news about Paris Hilton, Matt Damon, and Bill’s comments on the environment are, is a major capture in the Iraq War, not, perhaps, massively newsworthy? OK, now add this element: he wasn’t just captured, he was HANDED IN BY IRAQI CITIZENS. That news is doubly huge in its implications. But for CNN… it’s far, far more important that the world know that four hostages (four more victims of W’s illegal war!) and that no one get any inkling that there might not only be hope of progress in our existential conflict with the Islamofacsists, but that the people of Iraq are actually WITH us in that struggle.
Truly truly am I amazed.