Monday, September 28, 2015

Editorial: There ought to be a law

Earlier this month,  RT reported, "Over 53,000 flights, 6700 strikes, and nearly $4 billion dollars later, Operation Inherent Resolve has yet to achieve any of its objectives."

For those who don't know, Operation Inherent Resolve is the supposed fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.




There ought to be a rule, a law even, that the media has to cover where the money goes.

All last week, you saw them cover where the Pope went.

They called it journalism.

And maybe if they write for the religious pages, it passed for that.

But Pope speaks ____ and ____ number of people turn out?

Not reporting.

Bulletins, possibly.

Needing to be reprinted in the fanzines, to be sure.

But not reporting.

When the US government spends $4 billion on something -- on anything -- in just over 12 months, it ought to be front page news, it ought to be lead the broadcast news.

Because journalism is supposed to be about following what happens and what matters and demanding transparency.

$4 billion US tax payer dollars have been wasted on Operation Inherent Failure and the press can't snap out of their craven ways long enough to cover what's taking place.

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