If I had a dollar for every screetch from the far left about the crushing oof dissent, Forbes would have to re-write their richest man list. At any rate, here is a piece by Democrat Jim Marshall which is bound to cause some problems for the loony left:
So it is worth doing only if we have a reasonable chance of success. And we do, but I’m afraid the news media are hurting our chances. They are dwelling upon the mistakes, the ambushes, the soldiers killed, the wounded, the Blumbergs. Fair enough. But it is not balancing this bad news with “the rest of the story,” the progress made daily, the good news. The falsely bleak picture weakens our national resolve, discourages Iraqi cooperation and emboldens our enemy.
During the conventional part of this conflict, embedded journalists reported the good, the bad and the ugly. Where are the embeds now that we are in the difficult part of the war, now that fair and balanced reporting is critically important to our chances of success? At the height of the conventional conflict, Fox News alone had 27 journalists embedded with U.S. troops (out of a total of 774 from all Western media). Today there are only 27 embedded journalists from all media combined.
…We may need a few credible Baghdad Bobs to undo the harm done by our media. I’m afraid it is killing our troops.
Let the screaming begin…