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Thank you for calling attention to the media's spin

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Submitted by K Wall (United States), May 7, 2003 at 16:30

What does one do when one has publicly come out against a military interdiction only to find that it proved necessary after all? Spin it! Draw the focus away from one's own, very public error by suggesting that one's "opponents" have made the error.

Your article, "War as Social Work," calls attention well to the very evident spin that the major news networks are attempting now in regard to their error about military action in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

Since Clinton studiously avoided confronting terrorism his entire tenure, the American people have had to face it in previously unknown levels of severity. And now, having faced down and eliminated the immediate, foresworn enemies and threats of our values and way of life, does anyone in the media approve? Does any "cutting edge" journalist admit that we could be looking at repeats of 9/11 if we had not acted decisively? No.

All we now hear is, "Gee whiz, the Afghans and Iraqis still have problems."

So I really appreciate your calling attention to the spin.

Respectfully,

K Wall
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