Michael Fumento Visits the Captain’s Journal

BY Herschel Smith
8 years, 2 months ago

In another post I made a few days ago, I criticized the MSM for failure to go into Ramadi (while I also sent people to another Michael Fumento article), saying they were too cowardly to do it.  Someone (incredibly) came to the defense of the MSM, and an argument ensued, until, that is, Michael Fumento weighed in.  He brought the argument to a swift and decisive conclusion, saying:

Insofar as I repeatedly noted in my Weekly Standard article that Todd Pitman was with me in Ramadi, it’s hardly a state secret. Todd is a good reporter and courageous, but his one-time stint in Ramadi (he’s back at home in Africa right now) cannot make up for the lack of MSM coverage in Ramadi or other areas outside Baghdad. As I noted in response to a letter to the Weekly Standard, it’s easy enough to google “Ramadi? and find lots of articles on the place but with datelines that almost always read “Baghdad.? In one example I gave, an LA Times story listed FIVE reporters on a single Ramadi story. Four were in Baghdad; one in Washington! I just read Time magazine’s cover story on the alleged massacre in Haditha. They sent NO ONE to the scene! Their entire “investigation? was by e-mail! For all they know, every e-mailer was a charter member of Al Qaeda in Iraq. You just can’t make these things up; the MSM IS that bad. 

Thank you, Michael.  Oh, by the way; I thought it would be nice to give a link to the Weekly Standard article he did from Ramadi (and when we say from Ramadi, we mean from Ramadi).  It is a great read like all of his other articles.  Enjoy and then pray for our boys in harm’s way.

Finally, it occurred to me after I exchanged some pleasant e-mail with Michael that I had not blogrolled him.  What’s wrong with me?  That problem is fixed.

  • Pagar

    United States military personnel are being charged with serious crimes, by members of the United States Congress, based on emails from persons unknown. What happened to Liberty, and Justice for All?


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