Saturday, March 29, 2003

Everytime I see the Daily Telegraph front page headlines these days I get annoyed.

If the story is about the Americans, they use words like "Compassion" (on the story where they showed an american soldier giving water to a captured Iraqi soldier. I don't see that being especially compassionate. It would be rather extraordinary if the americans refused to give captured Iraqi soldiers water!).

If the story is about the Iraqis they use words like "Evil" (on today's story about the Iraqi army having protective clothing against chemical weapons - their army would be stupid not to have them as far as I can see).

The Daily Telegraph is an evil little thing.

Media coverage like this is probably part of the reason why opinion polls are showing a slight increase in the number of Australians who are ok with our army being over there.

Good Guys vs Bad Guys is the only story the Daily Telegraph seems to be capable of covering.


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