Woman Honor Thyself

When women are depressed, they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking. --Elaine Boosler

Thursday, March 02, 2006

ListeN to this MoM

Pro-military mom silenced by mainstream media

"A grieving mother of a soldier killed in Iraq wants to voice her opinion. She has a message about the war in Iraq and feels the American people need to hear what she has to say.

Her name is Merrilee Carlson and her story is compelling and newsworthy. Unlike another mother of a fallen soldier, Carlson is not a household name. Her message is exactly opposite of the over-exposed message of the well-known protesting mom.

Regarding the war in Iraq, Carlson says, "We have to take a step back and look at what we have asked our military to do. We have asked them to do a job. It doesn’t matter how we got there. The fact is we are there and we have a job to finish."

Yet another person and viewpoint the mainstream media seem determined to look away from. They would much sooner highlight the rantings of a different "grieving mother" who
loves convincing herself and others that the "enemy" are merely lonely and desperate dissidents fighting for truth and freedom against the dark night of American Imperialism into which our government has thrown the country.

"Have we come to the point where it takes a stunt to make news? Merrilee Carlson is thoughtful, sincere, professional and respectful of those who disagree with her."

"The foaming-at-the-mouth fanatical fringe gets news coverage and the people who portray the best qualities of us are ignored".

Perhaps this grieving mother's utterances spark respect instead of controversy.

A notable distinction if you ask me.

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  • At 4:53 PM, Blogger Middle_America said…

    The distinction is Anti-Bush vs Pro-Bush. If the mother was blaming the war on her son's death, she would have every bullhorn availble by the media.

  • At 5:34 PM, Blogger Karl m said…

    Sorry Angel, feel good stories do not sell newspapers. You need a dose of violence or scandal. Corruption, government misdoings and a daily dose of molestations will do with the morning coffee.So if a mother makes the ultimate sacrifice for her country,it better be on a VERY slow news day. ..unless it was Osama's mother!!!


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