While the Major Media Obsessed Over John Mark Carr, At Least 35 U.S. Soldiers Die in Iraq
No doubt by now you’ve heard the name John Mark Carr. The news media has been in a frenzy state since August 16th when he proclaimed that he had something to do with killing a little girl 10 years ago.
Hardly an hour went by on cable news without some sort of “Breaking News” in the case, usually a report that he’d climbed aboard an airplane or had cake for dessert on the flight.
The whole episode was seriously ridiculous stuff and tells you pretty much everything you need to know about today’s sad state of ‘journalism’ in America.
The national news media spent the better part of two weeks focused on an event that had no impact on the lives of everyday Americans. In fact, they were so focused on hyping every little detail about the story that a lot of ‘real’ news – things that you and I care about – didn’t get the kind of attention they deserve, or were just plain ignored by the national news media.
One of those stories is Iraq. You hardly hear anything about what’s going on in Iraq anymore from the media. Who knows, maybe they just don’t care anymore. Or maybe they think that Americans are tired of all the “bad news”. Either way, frivolous stories like the Carr one pushed Iraq, which was getting precious little coverage to begin with, out of the news cycle completely.
Since we all heard the name John Mark Carr for the first time, at least 35 U.S soldiers have been killed in Iraq. At least two of them from here in Wisconsin. Over one hundred more have been wounded, many seriously.
Anyone else remember after 9/11 when all the media outlets swore off “tabloid TV news” and recommitted themselves to providing coverage about the events that really mattered?
What happened to that?