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 Post subject: LJ post on Media Bias
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:14 pm 
Scott Kelloggs finds biased media.

On both sides.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:08 am 
I recall something similar from Gulf War I. The headline was:

"More Allied Soldiers Killed by Friendly Fire than by the Enemy!"

The reason? First, Iraqi equipment was so completely outclassed that their soldiers found it next to impossible to kill any number of allied soldiers in a stand-up firefight. Second, and only experienced soldiers and war correspondents seem to know this, there are always friendly fire deaths in modern combat. Since the invention of machine guns, indirect fire artillery, and aircraft ground support, a share of casualties (up to 25%) in a 20th Century battle are going to be from friendly fire.

The anomally noted came about in Gulf War I because the Iraqis were too outgunned to do their share of the killing.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:50 pm 
Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

Bias isn't news, though news is biassed. The right's just been better at pushing their propaganda about how it's a leftist plot, while the left just whines about how there's no good leftist talk radio. A pox on both their houses.


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