Monday, September 19, 2005

Don't Talk About the War

The anti-war position has always been very underrepresented in our media. That is, in part, due to the positions of many of the people in power, but not only. MSNBC couldn't even keep one hour of anti-war programming on per day (Donahue) before the war because of concerns about military contracts for its parent company how they would be seen.

Before the war, a majority of the people opposed it. It depended on how the question was asked, of course - a majority didn't oppose any war in Iraq, but a majority did oppose the war we were given (no UN support, etc...).

And, now, 59% of the public thinks going to war was a mistake. Still, that opinion is about as represented in the media as was the 60+ percent who approved of Bill Clinton during the impeachment follies.

Strange how these things work.