Media Lynch Mob

Jessica Lynch was on Capitol Hill to talk about her experience in Iraq as a POW and subsequently as a media darling. This article from the Charleston Daily Mail typifies the coverage given to this topic by the media for years now. It portrays Lynch as a victim of military propaganda that pushed her forward as a hero. The recent hearing was to cover Lynch's 2003 kidnapping and rescue in Iraq, which the Department of Defense painted as a story of heroism, despite a differing account from Lynch.There are two facts that get left out of this type of reporting:a) Jessica Lynch is a hero just by serving her country whether she fired a shot or was knocked out immediately during the ambush that injured her severely and b) the story of her shoot-out with Iraqi forces was not a product of the US military but of the US media. The US media created this recounting of her exploits from vague, unofficial statements by "undisclosed officials" and having been revealed as rumor...(Read Full Article)

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