Thursday, June 02, 2005

Accentuate the Positive

In searching out good news from Iraq, savvy news consumers know that we have to hunt for it. The title link, from National Review Online, covers encouraging news from Fallujah, the likes of which I can only hope we'll someday see highlighted on network evening news (HT: Froggy Ruminations).

I have my own version of a classic Bing Crosby song:

Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive
E-lim-inate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Media Mainstream

Of course, the true lyric in the last line is "Don't mess with Mr. In-Between," but that hardly applies in the case of MSM. There is nothing "in-between" about MSM's left-leaning tendencies. So with all due respect to Bing and Johnny Mercer, I adjusted the song for the reality of our modern media.

Iraq the Model is another fine source of stories on current progress in Iraq, with blog postings by two brothers, Omar and Mohammed, natives of Bagdhad who are living and working there today. I doubt that MSM could have a more accurate source of real information on events in Iraq and the outlook of the Iraqi people in response to those events.

Until MSM starts covering all the Iraqi news--the progress and success there as well as the disasters and setbacks--I'm making it a point to Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive...Don't mess with Media Mainstream.