Coverage?

So the Iraqi military hammers, apparently, a group of militants planning to attack Shi’ite pilgrims:

Iraqi officials claimed Monday that at least 200 militants were killed in a fierce battle between U.S.-backed Iraqi troops and a religious cult allegedly plotting to kill pilgrims at a major Shiite Muslim religious festival, while bombings and mortar attacks targeting Shiites elsewhere killed at least 15 people.

…and what did CNN cover?

A  helicopter shootdown.

23 thoughts on “Coverage?

  1. The only time wingnuts won’t claim that one American is worth 100 furriners is when the topic is KIA.

  2. …and what did CNN cover?

    A helicopter shootdown.

    Ah!! The insurgent snipers must be sending CNN video footage again.

  3. And on the CNN website;

    Najaf battle foiled attack on Shiite clerics, Iraqis say

    POSTED: 9:13 a.m. EST, January 29, 2007

    Story Highlights

    • NEW: Battle in Najaf about “90 percent over,” an Iraqi official says
    • Plot to attack Najaf apparently involved killing Shiite clerics
    • U.S. and Iraqi forces kill about 250 to 300 gunmen, an official says
    • U.S. helicopter goes down near Najaf, the military says; two Americans killed

    From Mitch Berg;

    “…and what did CNN cover?A helicopter shootdown. ”

    Uh huh… a helicopter shot down and U.S. and Iraqi forces kill about 250 to 300 gunmen and Plot to attack Najaf apparently involved killing Shiite clerics and Battle in Najaf about “90 percent over,”.

    Other than that Mitch, yeah it was all about the helicopter shot down.

  4. I’ll type nice and slow for you, Doug. As of when I was watching CNN Headline, for a couple of cycles the only information they had – and focused on – was the shootdown.

    They eventually expanded the story, in time for your attention span to latch onto it. But for a solid hour yesterday, all you heard about was helicopters and US casualties.

  5. Sometimes the news of the shot-down helicopter is available before the heroic U.S. troops armed with superior weaponry kill scores of Iraqis part.

    But you’re right. No doubt the coverage was dictated by CNN’s al Qaeda masters.

  6. “Sometimes the news of the shot-down helicopter is available before the heroic U.S. troops armed with superior weaponry kill scores of Iraqis part.”

    Shorter AssClown: “The radical militias are murder victims of the Imperialist forces of the American Devils.”

    Hey AC, did you have a good wank while watching Hanoi Jane on the tube yesterday?

    Thought so.

  7. Gee, Swift One, I haven’t been treated to any of your witless musings in quite a while. I guess this means your keyboard is finally dried out after all that post-election sobbing. And yeah, Klute-era Jane Fonda will do. Angryclown can’t quite get down with that Maggie-Thatcher-on-Lynndie-England fantasy of yours.

  8. “…pretty typical of your Liliputians and your wing’s comments, vulgar and devoid of fact nearly all of the time.”

    “equivilating Democrats”

    ?

    Must be some new strain. Equivilating.

    Heh.

  9. And the irony is that if you follow Mitch’s link, there’s no mention of a helicopter going down and two American soldiers killed.

  10. Shorter Donkeyman: “Instead of take our ridiculous moonbat babble seriously you right-wingers automatically mock us…you’re just meanies”

    Pfft.

    Shorter Swiftee response: Sober up and try again.

  11. That’s why a conservative works to abolish regulatory agencies altogether. Not many are saying the President is a conservative these days.

    That being said, the likely outcome is that this legislation will only be noticed when there IS a conservative in the Executive since most of these agencies are staffed by career moonbats anyway.

  12. Switee said,

    “most of these agencies are staffed by career moonbats anyway. “

    Sure Swiftee…

    Like most of the scientists blabbing about evolution and denouncing creationism are moonbats too right Swiftee?

  13. Evolution’s a sore subject with the swift one, Doug. His mom could never quite get the hang of stone tools.

  14. Like most of the scientists blabbing about evolution and denouncing creationism

    On an unrelated tangent, I’m having a sudden compulsion to try to remember the Latin term for “non-sequitur”.

    Does anyone know enough Latin to tell me what that means?

    Dang.

  15. From Doug’s rawstory link:
    “in an executive order published last week in the Federal Register, Bush said that each federal agency must have a regulatory policy office run by a political appointee”

    Kind reminds you of Clinton’s approach when he found himself facing a hostile congress.
    Here’s Paul Begala talking about executive orders:
    “Stroke of the pen. Law of the Land. Kinda cool.”
    Paul Begala, former Clinton advisor, The New York Times, July 5, 1998

    Doug you’ve really got to stop using sites like rawstory & MM as a primary cite. They are spin machines, pure and simple. They’re not good places to go if you want to know the truth.

  16. “Like most of the scientists blabbing about evolution and denouncing creationism are moonbats too right Swiftee?”

    Ya mean like PeeZizzle Meyers? Pfft..uh, yup.

    For the record, I never found AssClown’s Mom at a loss for what to do with a “stone tool”…she was a natural.

  17. Terry said,

    “Doug you’ve really got to stop using sites like rawstory & MM as a primary cite. They are spin machines, pure and simple. They’re not good places to go if you want to know the truth.”

    Uhhh righhhht. Rawstory consists of online content delivered in a different package Einstein. They select contect of interest to center left audiences.

    Spin Machines…? That reminds me Mitch. Remember when I asked you what the purpose was of all of the opinion programming over at FAUX Noise Channel?

    You never did answer that question.

  18. Saying that rawstory is the Fox news of the left isn’t much of a compliment by your lights, Doug. Say, why did rawstory fail to mention Clinton’s extensive use of executive orders in the 90′s? Ever hear of confirmation bias? You’re easy to spin, Doug. You done got spun and you don’t even want to hear about it.
    I read openly R wing websites for commentary (& L wing sites as well) , but never for any thing that is supposed to be straight news.

  19. Terry,

    That Clinton or Bush signed executive orders isn’t the issue. It is the particular content of the latest Bush signings that is the issue.

    Got it?

  20. “That Clinton or Bush signed executive orders isn’t the issue. It is the particular content of the latest Bush signings that is the issue.”

    They aren’t ‘signings’, they are executive orders that have exactly the same force of law — and the constitutional underpinnings — that Clinton’s executive orders did. Clinton signed 379 of them during his term of office, by the way. How many of them took away power from the executive branch and handed it to the republican majorities in the House and Senate? Care to guess?
    The problem Bush is trying to address with these executive orders is bureaucracies run wild, that is, bureaucracies paid for by the taxpayer yet responsible only to themselves. There are institutions where this is the norm — universities with large endowments come to mind — but in a democracy the idea of government funding of totally independent organizations is an anathema. To put it plainly, why should a guy or gal earning $15/hr pay a brainiac $50/hr to tell their kids that their religion is a joke?
    Who’s paying the bills here? Whose labor is being coopted by the establishment to suit the needs of the esablishment?

  21. Terry said,

    “The problem Bush is trying to address with these executive orders is bureaucracies run wild, that is, bureaucracies paid for by the taxpayer yet responsible only to themselves.”

    What Bush is doing is putting a handpicked policy cop inside of federal agencies to make sure that those agencies carry out the presidents agenda. You want to give entire control to one office, great but in two years if a Democrat is holding that office, please keep your pie hole shut ok?

    And according to the federal register, Bill Clinton signed 364 executive orders over two terms of course the federal register is another out of control bureaucracy so we’d better get get one of Bush’s college buddy’s in there to monitor them.

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