Moral Contradictions

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Um... contradiction?

...or just plain ol' hypocrisy?

Thanks to Crooks and Liars for the link to the transcript of Keith Olbermann's Countdown show where he reveals something quite interesting.

Think that the evil lib'ruhl media is at fault for only portraying negative news from Iraq and unfairly steering opinion against the Bush Administration?

If so, then answer why the US Government's own news organization, Voice of America, hasn't had a correspondent in Baghdad for the last six months?

While the Bush press office and responsive reporters and talk show hosts desperately continue to accuse the, quote, “mainstream media” of ignoring the, quote, “good news from Iraq,” “The Washington Post” has revealed that for the last six months, the Voice of America, the U.S. government-run news organization, has not had a correspondent in Baghdad because it‘s just too dangerous.

Alicia Ryu tells “The Post” she was rotated out of the assignment there in December at her own request, and that there has been no successor because, quote, “They didn‘t have any volunteers to replace me.” Ms. Ryu said she “couldn‘t live with the idea that someone else could have died who was working with me,” this after she came under fire in an ambush and her security guard was killed there.

So why hasn't anyone volunteered to report good news? Oh yeah... that whole staying alive deal.