From sensible to not so

Is Nosemonkey satirising the loonier end of the “media complicit in treachery for reporting bad things about the war” spectrum, or has he joined it?

The News of the World was and is fully aware of the potential for a violent response in publishing [the 'British troops batter the shit out of innocent Iraqis' story]. Yet they went ahead and ran it anyway, putting British troops in further danger, isolating them further from the average Iraqi. In a regular wartime situation, that could be considered tantamount to treason.

Hmm. In other news, William Peers was fully aware of the potential for a violent response in publishing his report into Mai Lai. Yet he went ahead and published it anyway, putting US troops in further danger, isolating them further from the average Vietnamese. In a regular wartime situation, that could be considered tantamount to treason.

One thought on “From sensible to not so

  1. Nosemonkey says:

    Meh – I was a tad pissed off at what struck me as a non-story. Especially considering the source, well-known for its hyperbolic defence of the national good. So a bit of both – I don’t think the story was major enough to warrant publishing, though. “People paid to be violent act violently” struck me as a bit “Dog bites man”. It was a kicking in the heat of the moment, not a systematic abduction and torture scenario.

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