Media bias

Remember this quote by Lt. Gen. James Mattis?
Actually it’s quite fun to fight 'em, you know. It's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up front with you, I like brawling. You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them.
It got a fair bit of coverage: Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, CNN, San-Diego Union Tribune, Guardian, Washington Times, Detroit Free Press, Melbourne Herald Sun, Houston Chronicle, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Sydney Morning Herald, BBC, Al-Jazeera, MSNBC, Salt Lake Tribune, Philadelphia Daily News, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, ABC, FOXNews, Chicago Tribune, The Age, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Post, Seattle Times, Daily Telegraph, Philadelphia Inquirer, Kansas City Star, The Mirror, Baltimore Sun, Canada National Post, The Union Leader, Fort Wayne News Sentinel, Cleveland Plain Dealer, North County Times, Newsday, The Argus, The Rapid City Journal ...I think you get the picture - 323 news outlets have covered it, including all the big ones.

Anyway, here's a reminder of what Eason Jordan said (background stories here and here):
Eason Jordan asserted that he knew of 12 journalists who had not only been killed by US troops in Iraq, but they had in fact been targeted. He repeated the assertion a few times, which seemed to win favor in parts of the audience (the anti-US crowd) and cause great strain on others.
Now, who's covered it?

World Net Daily, Toledo Blade, Washington Times, The Weekly Standard and Front Page Magazine. That's it. Four noticably right-wing publications, and the Toledo Blade.

What liberal media? Oh, that liberal media. Because an American soldier saying it's fun to shoot some people deserves 6,300% more news coverage than an American news executive making unsubstantiated claims about the military deliberately targeting journalists.

(Cross-posted to The House Of Wheels.)

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