Attacking the media ensures the word will get out, and that the news will be laced with fear. For example, Sam Donaldson was asking Thompson stupid questions because Donaldson’s wetting his pants in fear of being a target. This enhances the effect of a very weak weapon.
Good point. They were counting on media stupidity and wimpitude. Unfortunately, they were right on both counts.
Sounds to me like the “crack suicide squads” from the Judean Peoples’ Front. (More and more, the Ladenites seem like Monty Python gone bad).
It also reminds me of George Patton’s remark that you don’t win wars by dying for your country — you win wars by making some poor stupid bastard die for his.
Yes, indeed–I think that we have finally found a convergence of goals. They want to die–we want to accommodate them. It is a marriage made in Talibanic heaven.
It’s unfortunate but, I suppose, inevitable that most on the American left remain unable to deal maturely with what happened a month ago, and remain shallow caricatures of the causes they claim to espouse.
One would think that you’d like to get the media on your side, but targeting them would be a bizarre way to do that. However, the media seems to be helping them with as much zeal as if they’d gone after tobacco or gun companies, or the RNC…