Perception of Presentation, The Trust of the Speaker

I’ve seen a lot of posts/comments kicking around the blogosphere about this. Everyone’s impression is that this is a protest against American involvement/George W’s leadership in Iraq. Given the track record of Nightline, this is a pretty fair assumption, but could it be, possibly, just a way to honor our fallen men and women? If it were a parade and the Joint Chief dedicated a full half hour to state the name and show pictures of his fallen troopers, we would not look at it with so much contempt.

The source makes all the difference. Koppel doing it: a slam on our policies, we won’t watch. If it were the JC, we would stand firm for the entire time with our hands over our hearts and thank God for the dedication, bravery, commitment and sacrafice of the American GI. We let those serving know that if they fall in battle, they would not be forgotten, it would not be in vain, and that we understand and appreciate what they are doing. What does that say about us? What does that say about the mainstream news media?

But beyond all that, someone please explain to me how this makes any sense? – Foxlife – ‘Nightline’ Reading Names of All Iraq Dead

NEW YORK — Ted Koppel (search) will devote the entire half-hour of “Nightline” (search) Friday to reading names and showing photographs of the more than 500 U.S. servicemen and women killed in action in Iraq (search), ABC announced Wednesday.

“Memorial Day might have been the most logical occasion on which to do this program,” Koppel said. “But we felt that the impact would actually be greater on a day when the entire nation is not focused on its war dead.”

We don’t want to do it on a day set aside for remembering the dead? Why, they don’t like being followers? Do they give Christmas presents in January, for then it is a bigger impact? This would have nothing to do with sweeps, right?

~ by kinshay on 2004-04-29.

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