And there was a question that they would
Many of us Vets echo your son's concerns and views. It makes it difficult to have served and done good, then come home and have everything you have strived for on tasking minimized and marginalized by the mainstream media...
The one constant theme I have found in North American media - heck, media outlets period, have always been slanted to the negative side. For some reason, they think that negativity, doom and destruction and all of this fear mongering and hate propaganda will sell more than Good News
It has been a constant, and if you look at the Presidential Job Approval polls, and the Should We be in Iraq polls, the skewed results are very plain to see.
Here in Canada we rarely see any and I mean any media coverage of our troops in action whether it be in Afghanistan, Irag (yes, we do have troops in Iraq - they are with US Units), on PeaceKeeping deployments or just training. We never see anything positive ever
The only time we see anything really on the Military here is in the case of the HMCS Chicoutimi - the latest sub we bought from Britain -- piece of junk that it is..and it's sorry tale of woe as it attempted to cross the Atlantic.
This is one of the reasons why our military is so under-funded in most Veteran's eyes and of course the eyes of our Allies in NATO. It is because there is never anything positive said, and what little does get mentioned is usually hidden on page 157
somewhere between the Garage Sale ads and the Grocery Store coupons.
It is a sorry state of affairs -- and this is what they call responsible journalism. The 5th Estate truly needs to have a look inward and re-evaluate it's whole raison d'etre -- cause they surely have no idea what they should be about