Urbin Report

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Lt. Gen. Sanchez had a few more things to say

Let's review what the MSM/DNC didn't want you to hear.
First, from the Washington Times Inside the Beltway:

What barely got reported, however, were the general's choice words for members of the press, particularly the "snippets" coverage of the Iraqi war by often-"biased" TV news networks.

"The death knell of your ethics has been enabled by your parent organizations, who have chosen to align themselves with political agendas," Gen. Sanchez charged in his luncheon remarks Friday to reporters and editors who cover the U.S. military. "What is clear to me is that you are perpetuating the corrosive partisan politics that is destroying our country and killing our service members who are at war.

"My assessment is that your profession, to some extent, has strayed from these ethical standards and allowed external agendas to manipulate what the American public sees on TV, what they read in our newspapers and what they see on the Web. For some of you, just like some of our politicians, the truth is of little or no value if it does not fit your own preconceived notions, biases and agenda."

Bob Parks is on the story as well:
ALMOST INVARIABLY, MY PERCEPTION IS THAT THE SENSATIONALISTIC VALUE OF THESE ASSESSMENTS IS WHAT PROVIDED THE EDGE THAT YOU SEEK FOR SELF AGRANDIZEMENT OR TO ADVANCE YOUR INDIVIDUAL QUEST FOR GETTING ON THE FRONT PAGE WITH YOUR STORIES! AS I UNDERSTAND IT, YOUR MEASURE OF WORTH IS HOW MANY FRONT PAGE STORIES YOU HAVE WRITTEN AND UNFORTUNATELY SOME OF YOU WILL COMPROMISE YOUR INTEGRITY AND DISPLAY QUESTIONABLE ETHICS AS YOU SEEK TO KEEP AMERICA INFORMED.