Regular readers of Canada's Crazy-Assed Racist Redneck might recall how she's had a perpetual ragegasm going about that liberal-biased media when it comes to covering action in the war zone.
So one might wonder what she thinks about the following where, first, TBogg points out how convicted felon and right-wing mouthpiece Oliver North claims that things are just fucking peachy over in Iraq, yessir, no problems here, shortly after which the selfsame TBogg points out how that very same Oliver North had his female marine escort blown to pieces by a roadside bomb only moments after leaving his side.
But no problems, right, Kate? Just another dead soldier, but let's not let that spoil the good news. 'Cuz that would be such a downer.
SOME INTERESTING SPIN HAPPENING HERE: The E&P article describing this incident takes care to point out, at the bottom, that North did admit to the death, but with a curious choice of words.
The E&P article begins (emphasis added)
Marine Maj. Megan McClung, a public affairs officer who became the highest-ranking woman killed in Iraq when she died two weeks ago, had been escorting Oliver North and a FOX News crew through Ramadi just moments before a roadside bomb took her life, a military spokesman told E&P on Monday.
And yet, at the bottom, we read (again, emphasis added):
UPDATE: Michael Fumento at his blog fumento.com, points out that North wrote about the major's death in a Dec. 8 syndicated column, not identifying her at the time as news had not yet come out. North wrote:"A proffered hot cup of coffee was gratefully accepted as the Major helped us load our backpacks, camera gear and satellite broadcast equipment aboard a dust-encrusted Humvee. Just hours later, this widely respected and much admired Marine officer and two brave U.S. Army soldiers were dead, killed by an IED -- an improvised explosive device -- the insidious weapon of choice for terrorists in Iraq."
"Hours later?" That's an odd time discrepancy but, if you think about it, it makes sense because, if you want to paint a picture of a rosy Iraq, you might be prepared to admit that a Marine Major was killed, but it could be a wee bit embarrassing to admit that it happened almost right in front of you. Better to detach yourself from the proceedings by a few hours. It reads better that way.