March 7, 2005
Well, after going thru the entire day angry at what Garance has published, I've come to the conclusion it is her big loss.
You see, instead of looking for the boogy man under the bed and twisting the story to fit her vision of life -"right wing operatives take down 2nd liberal media figure" -- she lost the truth and the simple story easongate.com was.
It is a story of citizens outraged by a highly prominent CNN executive who declared that the US Military had declared open season on journalists. No facts to support it, just a statment whispered 3 different times in 3 different countries.
It's not a "right" story or a "left" story. It's a story about 150,000 young men and women who are black, white, hispanic, asian, republicans, democrats, independents, gay and straight and perhaps socialists who are sacrificing life and limb for the current Commander in Chief (doesn't matter if we agree or disagree with him -- they are there dying) -- and they have been accused of nothing short of murder....
Now I don't think it matters what side of the spectrum you are on. Those comments if true should anger you and you should be demanding an investigation as Rep. Barney Frank and Sen Dodd did.
Or if not true you should be demanding an apology immediately as www.easongate.com did, because you see, those kinds of statements could get some of the above right, left, black, white, straight, gay AMERICAN young kids killed.
This is a story about citizens being outraged and demanding accountability by those in the MSM.
This is a story about citizens coming together to defend those who are defending us.
This is not a story about right wing political operatives causing a sneak attack againist the opposition, as the story says. Or a smear attack as KOS and his followers did.
It's about regular people like you and like me tiring of unsupported lies and bias against our brothers, sisters, daughters, mothers and fathers -- the all volunteer military.
Kind of like the Orange Revolution, or the Cedar Revolution or the Iraqi vote of 1/30/05.
We're damned tired of being used, abused and lied to and we stood our ground -- pure and simple.
The article is spun of whole cloth by a person with a particular agenda who wants you to see only her vision -- and then the facts are only partial facts -- the truth of the story, the simplicity of the story was left on the cutting room floor.
It's a shame -- could have been a good story about the citizen uprisings in this country.