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Monday, September 15, 2014

Media Playing ISIS's 'Sick Game'

Juan Cole asks why U.S. media take the bait and focus on the singular beheadings when they don't even cover the deaths of U.S. soldiers anymore.   It does seem Obama was "taunted" into war.
It seems to me that editors should refuse to play along with this sick game.
The fact is that almost no news organization covers the killing of American troops in Afghanistan any more. If it happens it is on page 17, and this had been the case for years. So let’s get this straight. The Taliban can actually kill US troops without our headlining the fact. But the slaughter of an innocent captive is front page news. These are editorial decisions, not acts of nature.

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