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PH Soldiers Question Media Coverage

All Posts  June 29 2008
 — By CJ Grisham

If you think I’m the only one who questions the media’s coverage and its effects on troops, check this out:

John R. Chew/ Walter Reed
Spc. Hein Tran, center, at the Purple Heart ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Friday.

“You always hear about the explosions or people being killed, but you never really hear about how the people are being helped, or how much they appreciate it,” Spc. Hein Tran, 28, of Milpitas, Calif., said after receiving a Purple Heart today at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for wounds suffered May 10 in an explosion northeast of Baghdad.

Pfc. Alex Knapp, 22, of Shelby Township, Mich., who lost both legs in a roadside bombing on March 14, agreed with Tran.

“It’s a little on the negative side because all we really hear about are deaths and injuries,” Knapp said.

If you haven’t seen this article, read the rest here.

(2) Readers Comments

  1. Why is American Media so negative?

    sent from: fav.or.it [FID361722]

  2. Fox News has been downright bizarre lately about this. They keep talking about how the media is not showing much news now about Iraq now that there is so much good news. Thing is, they are not airing the good news themselves, they just keep talking about how no one else is. I know a lot of people think Fox airs more good news, and maybe they do, but they do a lot more of complaining about good news not getting out than actually getting the good news out. It’s like they don’t realize that they themselves are one of the news outlets.

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