June 23, 2006

Laughing at Ignorance

Now that we know that at the time of OIF there were at least 500 WMD in the form of artillery shells and rockets carrying chemical weapons, the entire "no WMD in Iraq" story line that the anti-war left has depended on to erode support for this war is itself washed away by facts. Most of these munitions have been discovered mixed among conventional weapons of similar type. This makes them incredibly hard to detect, a true needle in a haystack search if you don't have the search key for where they are.

But is proper credit being given? It appears not as many MSM outlets and networks are simply not covering the story, keeping their readers and viewers in the dark. I've long noted that uncomfortable stories bring out this behavior in biased media sources and that, out of sheer embarrassment, a fraction of 1% is mocked out of ever trusting those media outlets ever again every time it happens. This is a big example of the phenomenon and it's important to not only correct the record and inform our peers but to also ask them "how can you possibly depend on these clowns for your news?". The point is to drive up that fraction of 1% so that the penalty for bias and misinformation grows.

Posted by TMLutas at June 23, 2006 02:38 PM