Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Rumsfeld tells the media to shove it

Well not exactly, but pretty close...


"But it's important also for the media to hold itself to account," Rumsfeld told the group.

"We've arrived at a strange time in this country, where the worst about America and our military seems to so quickly be taken as truth by the press and reported and spread around the world," the secretary said. Often this reporting occurs with little or no context or scrutiny, let alone correction or accountability, even after the fact, he said. Speed appears to be more important than accuracy or context to some reporters, he said, and their reports can spread around the globe, regardless of their validity.

Say it ain't so, Rummy! The media jumping to the worst possible conclusion about our military? No, surely not. No.

Read the story. Rumsfeld mentioned reported stories like US troops using lions to attack Iraqis!?

What nonsense.