1angrychristian (1angrychristian) wrote in conservatism2,

The Media: Defeating the US military

Iraq, Vietnam, the MSM & Dan Rather

By Jack Kelly

Dan Rather's 44-year relationship with CBS News came to an unceremonious end this week. This should remind us that of the many differences between the Vietnam war and the war in Iraq, the three most important are talk radio, Fox News, and the Internet.

Mr. Rather must think his fate unfair. He was in effect fired when the documents on which he based an expose of President Bush's National Guard service were shown to be clumsy forgeries. But Walter Cronkite, who told a much bigger lie, is still an esteemed figure at CBS.


The turning point in Vietnam was the Tet Offensive of February, 1968. It was a crushing defeat for the Viet Cong.

"Our losses were staggering and a complete surprise," said North Vietnamese Army Col. Bui Tin in a 1995 interview. "Our forces in the South were nearly wiped out. It took until 1971 to re-establish our presence."

"The Tet Offensive proved catastrophic to our plans," said Truong Nhu Tang, minister of justice in the Viet Cong's provisional government, in a 1982 interview. "Our losses were so immense we were unable to replace them with new recruits."

The news media reported this overwhelming American victory as a catastrophic defeat.


Shaken by Tet, he planned to seek terms for a conditional surrender, the North Vietnamese commander, Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, wrote in his memoirs. But our news media's complete misrepresentation of what had actually happened "convinced him America's resolve was weakening and complete victory was within Hanoi's grasp," Mr. de Borchgrave said.


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What amazes me about this situation is that not only did Cronkite get away with it, but the media is being allowed to repeat the entire act. There is no reason other than the treason of the media that we had to pull out of Vietnam. If our media had been silenced North Vietnam would be a democracy and millions of South Vietnam civilians lives would have been saved.

Walter Cronkite and the MSM are DIRECTLY responsible for the loss of millions of civilian lives, and thousands of American soldiers who would have been saved had the North Vietnamese not been emboldened and encouraged by the Left wing MSM's propaganda against our own military. It seems the worst mistake our government has ever made in warfare is allowing the media on the battlefield.

I've said this time and time again. The media should be prosecuted for treason for the Vietnam War, and every major battle that they have reported falsely on since that war, and permanently REMOVED from the battle field. If you can't report accurately DON'T REPORT AT ALL! Being on the battle field and being that source of information to the American people is a PRIVELEGE, and NOT a right. The left wing MSM should have that privilege cut off ... permanently.

-One Angry Christian

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