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On the DCCC removing the coffins ad- Chet Edwards was one of 2 congressmen that asked it be pulled
 


21 July 2006 at 1:24:41 PM
salon

I am totally against this, not only because the Bush administration and Republicans are constantly invoking pictures of terror (now to include not only 9/11 but World War III, thank you very much), but also because I am against the government policy of not showing the realities of war. I have to go to other country's websites, like the BBC, in order to read and see what is actually going on. I believe strongly that the reason the Bush administration censors the images of death or injury is that they would like the American public to have a sanitized view that will let the neocons have their way of occupying the world without protest.

The other day when I was listening to a Democracy Now broadcast, Amy Goodman showed a clip of Kyra Phillips from CNN indicating that CNN censors information about the Israeli/Lebanon conflict-there may be a *free* press somewhere (on the blogs?) but it isn't on corporate media when big media kowtows to special interest instead of neutrally reporting what it going on and truly letting people decide.

The DCCC decided to run an ad showing coffins and I've read a lot of comments from far-right wingers that they deplore that (the same ones that have no problems beating the War on Terror drums). But I didn't realize until today that Chet Edwards was one of those calling for the ad to be removed. The DCCC complied.

A DCCC spokesman told the Grind this morning they had no comment on the letters. But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) defended the video yesterday and pointed out that President Bush's top political adviser Karl Rove has spoken about how the GOP needs to capitalize politically on the war.

"I don't know why they are making an issue of this except that, again, it speaks truth to power about what is happening in Iraq," she said.

Yes, I have heard the argument that Edwards is in a Republican district. But, he was elected as a Democrat, wasn't he? I'd far prefer someone that pointed out the hypocrisy of Republicans, the false premise of hiding a war that is deadly and costly under the rug, and would defend the ad that showed, honorably, a soldier honoring his fallen companion. Chet doesn't represent Fort Hood anymore.


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