The Null Device

Real-live war, in your living room

A Canadian journalist comments on the one-sided and gleefully lascivious coverage of the war in the US media:
Every station has its own war logo (Target Iraq, Attack on Iraq, Strike Against Iraq.) A more appropriate logo for CNN might be The Joy of War. With a CNN reporter describing an American tank rushing towards Baghdad Thursday night as the most lethal killing machine on earth, CNN anchor Aaron Brown could hardly conceal his excitement. Are you dazzled by what you see? he asked, turning to CNN in-house general Wesley Clark. Together the two men marveled at the American killing machines visible speeding across the sand.
Then there was Rumsfelds vow that setting oil fields on fire would be punished as a war crime. Those Iraqi barbarians! Clearly, its one thing to drop mega-bombs on people, quite another to do something really evil like destroy a perfectly good oil well. Lets not allow things to get out of control.


There are 1 comments on "Real-live war, in your living room":

Posted by: kstop Mon Apr 7 09:59:52 2003

Kriegfreude is even better. But then anything martial sounds better in German.