Thursday, February 24, 2005

Interesting billboard in Los Angeles.

The most significant aspect of this phenomenon is how deeply disconnected the two liberal coasts are with middle America. American MSM certainly did not help in this, as they overwhelmingly supported the losing side. I tend to think it has a lot to do with people believing their own propaganda.

In one way, we saw this in the deafening silence of European media in the aftermath of the successful elections in Iraq. Europe's MSM believed their own version of the future, and made no allowance that the coalition presence might have stirred other things than just dissatisfaction against their presence.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what "media" you read or watch, but I thought coverage of the Iraqi elections was pretty wall-to-wall. How many front pages do you need before you hear something through "the deafening silence"?

4:33 AM  
Blogger Finnpundit said...

Coverage yes, but where is follow-up for their main thesis, that no elections are possible in Iraq under present conditions?

European MSM were almost unanimous in their belief that the Iraqi people were not ready for democracy, and that successful elections wouldn't be possible by the end of January, with the presence of US troops.

The deafening silence can be heard in that they simply don't know what to say now. They've been proven wrong, because they believed their own interpretation of events.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what MSM stands for, but would you care to give examples about who said Iraq wasn't ready for elections? At least in the British media - print and broadcast - I don't remember this being said. The main fear was over how many Iraqis would be too scared to vote, and how many of those who weren't would as a result be killed.

3:34 AM  

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