Monday, February 28, 2011

Journal Ignores Afghanistan

The Albuquerque Journal continues to ignore the longest war in U.S. history with only a few small paragraphs last week. During this week, 100 Afghans and many of our young men/NATO soldiers were killed and wounded. We are spending $14 Million per hour in Afghanistan

As Congress argues about how to save $50-100 billion in the next year, we have spent trillions (no exaggeration) in Iraq and Afghanistan, even though most independent experts agree that the latter war is not winnable, and the former was a mistake.

The Journal has a responsibility to educate the public about the challenges, tenor and progress of this expensive conflict. This information is more important that a San Francisco snowstorm (Sunday's Journal) or Bristol Palin on Dancing with the Stars (a former front page lead story)? This interminable should be regular front page news.

Below you will find 12 articles from just the last few days. They are drawn from a variety of solid sources, including some reputable newspapers and the Associated Press (the Journal's main source).

Remember, the Albuquerque Journal enjoys a near monopoly in this state. It should be held to a high standard, so if you have your own Untold Stories, please e-mail them to me. If you think this e-mail is a good idea, forward it to others, so they can request to be added the Untold Stories list.

Yours in media education,

Bob McCannon

More US-led troops killed in Afghan war

An 8-year war built on lies: But when did the lying begin?

Afghanistan civilian casualties spike; officials say 200 killed in 2-week period

Bomb kills nine civilians in Afghanistan

Bomber kills at least 4 in northwest Afghanistan

Taliban Scrambles to Stem Bad Publicity After Civilian 'Massacres'

Three rockets fired into heart of Kabul

Low pay, big risks for fuel haulers in Afghan war

Canadian mentors walk a delicate path in training Afghan soldiers

Gates: Warning Against Wars Like Iraq and Afghanistan

US Reduces Troops in Afghan Valley

Afghanistan says 50 civilians killed in Western battle with insurgents

Bob McCannon

Presenter, Media Educator, Consultant,

President: The Action Coalition for Media Education

American Academy of Pediatrics' Media Educator of the Year

Author, college and secondary texts


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