Originally Posted by screener
Isn't this good news?
Who better to ask than those digging the graves in this particular cemetery.
Why don't you start a thread with nothing but good news out of Iraq?
Well it would be good news, unless you choose to report on it from the perspective of the grave diggers so you can spin it as bad news.
It's sort of like when you report unemployment as 4.7% but then claim everyone has three jobs in the same sentence.
Originally Posted by segovius
This is a quote from the article:
Which could easily mean that the violence has actually gone UP
and that this is the real reason for the lack of burials.
And another thing; if so, is this not an article which is - contrary to the OP's claim - actually trying to spin this as good news?
So let me understand the reasoning here. The point would be to spin the increase in violence away by using financial hardship as a distraction. Interesting premise.
I think trumptman's comment should be interpreted as up to his neck in vomit-er-sarcasm.
Tongue is a bit in cheek, but I don't know if I would call it sarcasm.
Logan is one of the few US reporters who is sticking their ass (cute one I must say) into the fray and going places where no reporter has gone before. Maybe being born in South Africa during Apartheid and 16 years reporting helps.
While I appreciate your point Artman, I really don't recall the media ever showing the dead much before or with any sort of graphic detail in the past. Reporting is more varied and has more outlets than ever before. The information is always out there. The only thing that really matters is if people want to find it or have it spoon fed to them.
But what can we expect when the leading Democratic nominee for president was "lied" to by Bush because she was unwilling to read an intelligence report available to her and thus voted as he (and she) wanted.
Someday we will realize that people seek what they want, and ignore or don't seek that which they don't want. When people don't go looking for an intelligence report to find information to change their vote, it is because they already have the rationales they need to vote as they want.