Monday, May 01, 2006

Filthy CNN Lies: What a Difference One Word Makes

What a bunch of fucking liars.

No sooner do the traditional media get completely shredded by Mr. Huevos Grandes Colbert for their kowtowing lies--and promptly pretend that the incident never took place, than they come out with one of the most egregiously intentional lies ever to plague CNN's Iraq coverage since "Mission Accomplished."

And all it took was the absence of one word.

The lie concerns the coverage of today's story about the latest big battle in Ramadi, in which only over 100 more insignificant people were brutally killed.  According to the CNN Story:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- U.S. and Iraqi troops killed more than 100 insurgents last week in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, a U.S. Army officer said Monday.

OK--thank God for that.  We have undoubtedly won the hearts and minds of all their mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, sons and daughters.  It was for their own good.  For freedom.  For Democracy.  Bravo for us.  There's absolutely no way in the world that any of these people will grow up to want to fly planes into our buildings--they're liberated!

All snark aside, however, the true evil of the article comes next:

Two Iraqis also died in the fighting, said Col. John Gronski, commander of the U.S. Army's 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 28th Infantry Division. No Americans were killed.

Two Iraqis also died in the fighting.  You see, it's not at all true that 90% of Iraq's insurgency is HOME-GROWN; that would be a liberal lie--the kind, as Mr. Colbert might say, that you find in books.  Or maybe in reality, which, as we all know, has a well-known liberal bias.  It would have taken a Godless Pinko Communist to have written the words "two Iraqi troopers/military officers/police"; that would have suggested two legitimate sides to the conflict. That would have been one word too many.

You see, people, it works like this:  There's two kinds of Iraqis: a) Iraqis who are part of the police force we hired; and b) Iraqis who resist our occupation of their country--in which case, they have ceased to be Iraqis, and are now non-human scum, and citizens of the new nation Insurgistan (formerly known as Mordor, and headed by Dr. Evil Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi--the man responsible not only for the entirety of the chaos in Iraq, but also, lung cancer, bad cell phone reception, and athlete's foot.)

Sometimes, though, the Iraqi police force joins the insurgency, in which case they cease to be wholly Iraqi, and are issued dual passports, stamped with the official seal of this new nation Insurgistan, which we shall be bombing the shit out of very shortly.

The truthiness is that when two Iraqi policemen hired with your tax dollars are killed in a battle with 100 Iraqi insurgents, ONLY TWO IRAQIS ARE KILLED.  It's what they call new math, you see.  The hundred other corpses lying dead in the streets of Ramadi (and the untold additional wounded) are inconsequential Others.  They are Orcs--nameless, faceless, and without families.  They can be killed without repercussions of any kind, except for the benefit of ridding the world of more evil terrorists--of which there are, of course, a finite and dwindling number.  And they're CERTAINLY not Iraqis.

Because the only REAL Iraqis, are the ones ON OUR PAYROLL, their fingers still stained purple in admiration of Uncle Sam.

The rest aren't even human--they're just statistics to attach to a victory report.

And that's tonight's word.  The one they left out.  The one that exposes CNN--once again--as the worst kind of puke-worthy right-wing apologist shill.


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