Is it me, or does this appear to be, well, cheeleading for the other team?
I mean, really. Not “this doesn’t seem to help us any”. Not “this doesn’t seem balanced”.
More like “this seems to be memorializing Big Z, comforting those who feel loss, and vowing to carry on the struggle”.
Incidentally, the same CNN front page shows this:
I direct your attention to the link to the video. The one with the little camera in front of it.
We all know that they weren’t “missiles”, at least not “missiles” as missiles are referred to in modern warfare. They were 500-pound bombs. I point this out not to nit pick, but to use it to illustrate a time when I don’t have too much of a problem with journalists clueless about the military. In this case, it doesn’t really change any meaning or implication to call them missiles instead of bombs, so (while still a bit irritated that CNN can’t do a better job on its front page) I can let this slide.
Which I’m sure will mollify critics who are unhappy that i just said CNN was actively cheerleading for the enemy. (Which, in case you’re wondering, Murdoc considers “unpatriotic”.)