Thursday, March 18, 2010

What you won't read in the news

Turns out our military isn't being 100% straight about what's happening in Afghanistan.

Which is worse: a policy that allows the military to obscure from the people it serves what is actually going on, or a media group that willingly joins in with the scheme?

Openness. Accountability. Bullshit.

4 comments:

CC said...

"This refusal to allow reporting of certain combat actions is one of the odd experiences of being at war with the Canadian military and I have complained about it for years, as have others. But the gag order on embedded reporters in Kandahar continues."

I'm sure Canada "free speech" warriors will be all over this hideous censorship any minute now. Yessir, any minute now ...

Still waiting ...

sooey said...

Why did no one in the media ever report that fact before?

Cherniak_WTF said...


What's more, it also demands that Canadian reporters embedded with its troops accept an unyielding cone of silence over these events.

I guess Mr. Steward is tired of swallowing....

You embed troops, this is what you get, just another propaganda arm of the military...

And of course hordes that are still claiming that we are winning over there...

Of course the free speechy like creatures known as the Blogging Tories will not be offended by this, they are too busy with their hero worship to give a fuck...

Unless you tell Wanda to go fuck herself...

PeBo said...

Is there really does not understand that an "embed" is actually "in bed" with the military...that's the whole point...the control of information under the guise of the freedom of information...

it's all double plus good!