Sunday, June 15, 2014

Editorial: What matters and what doesn't?

Last week, the US media suddenly noticed Iraq.

This was national news, this was local news.

You could see Iraq back on the front page of newspapers.

Suddenly, the media cared about Iraq.

Tirkit and Mosul were seized by rebels and suddenly the US media cared about Iraq.

What does it say about the same media that for months they've ignored Iraq?

Specifically, they've ignored Nouri bombing residential neighborhoods in Falluja and killing and wounding civilians -- this is a legally defined War Crime (collective punishment).

But the media didn't care about that, did they?

نموذج لأهداف جيش المالكي الارهابي في حربه على الشعب: .

We covered it one editorial after another -- here's a sampling going back to April:

Editorial: Iraq gets its first F-16
Editorial: Hey, John Kerry, who needs to 'man up'?...
Editorial: The Western Press Keeps Lying About Ira...
Editorial: The silence cracks
Editorial: The unbrave
Editorial: Are you comfortable with War Crimes?

But War Crimes didn't matter to the US media.

The deaths of civilians -- even children -- didn't matter to the US media.

As the attention last week lasted more than a single news cycle, stories began emerging that oil prices might increase.

Suddenly, the US media cared about Iraq.

It really illustrates what matters to the media and what doesn't.

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