Oh, you didn't know that this week we hit the 2,000 marker of troops killed in Afghanistan? If you get your news from ABC, NBC, MSNBC, or PBS you probably don't. They didn't report it. To its credit, only CBS covered it. [h/t Tim Graham at NewsBusters]
Compare that to DBF* media coverage when that grim milestone was reached in Iraq. On that day in October, 2005, those channels devoted significant time discussing it, as well as opining how it would negatively affect then-President Bush's popularity. In fact, it was with a very noticeable relish that the DBF media clocked war deaths (mostly in Iraq). It was almost a standard part of nightly news reports and lib talk shows and was always a pretext for bashing the warmonger George W. Bush who, along with Dick "Halliburton! Halliburton! Halliburton!" Cheney, was sending innocent kids to die.
But this week's Afghanistan marker? Not a mention from all but one network news station. Gee, I wonder why ...
Here's another inconvenient truth you're not going to hear from the DBF media: According to JustForeignPolicy.org, in the 7 years of U.S. action in Afghanistan under Bush there were 575 troop deaths (82 per year). In the 3 1/2 year under Obama there have been 1,348 deaths (385 per year).
But you probably wouldn't get that information from ABC, NBC, PBS, MSNBC (and probably CBS too).
Nor are you going to hear any criticism of Obama war policy in Afghanistan, no grieving mothers-turned-activists, no Code Pink or ANSWER rallies, no Hollywood "actors" accusing President Hope&Change of sending innocent kids to die.
*DBF = Democrat-b*tt-f**king