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Posted: 10/9/2004 6:04:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2004 6:04:47 PM EST by panzersergeant]
Read this over at Clayton Cramer's blog (WTF is a blog, anyway] Anyhow, it's a good depiction of how whacked out our mainstream press is today.

How CBS, ABC, and NBC would have reported the events of D-Day, the 6th
of June, 1944, if they happened today:

June 6, 1944. -NORMANDY-

"Three hundred French civilians were killed and thousands more wounded today in the first hours of America's invasion of continental Europe. Casualties were heaviest among women and children.

Most of the French casualties were the result of artillery fire from American ships attempting to knock out German fortifications prior to the landing of hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops. Reports from a makeshift hospital in the French town of St. Mere Eglise said the carnage was far worse than the French had anticipated and reaction against the American invasion was running high.

"We are dying for no reason," said a Frenchman speaking on condition of anonymity. "Americans can't even shoot straight. I never thought I'd say this, but life was better under Adolph Hitler."

The invasion also caused severe environmental damage. American troops, tanks, trucks and machinery destroyed miles of pristine shoreline and thousands of acres of ecologically sensitive wetlands. It was believed that the habitat of the spineless French crab was completely wiped out, threatening the species with extinction.

A representative of Greenpeace said his organization, which had tried to stall the invasion for over a year, was appalled at the destruction, but not surprised.

"This is just another example of how the military destroys the environment without a second thought, " said Christine Moanmore. "And it's all about corporate greed."

Contacted at his Manhattan condo, a member of the French government-in-exile who abandoned Paris when Hitler invaded said the invasion was based solely on American financial interests. "Everyone knows the President Roosevelt has ties to big beer," said Pierre LeWimp. "Once the German beer industry is conquered, Roosevelt's beer cronies will control the world market and make a fortune."

Administration supporters said America's aggressive actions were based in part on the assertions of controversial scientist Albert Einstein, who sent a letter to Roosevelt speculating that the Germans were developing a secret weapon, a so-called "atomic bomb." Such a weapon could produce casualties on a scale never seen before and cause environmental damage that could last for thousands of years.

Hitler has denied having such a weapon and international inspectors were unable to locate such weapons even after spending two long weekends in Germany.

Shortly after the invasion began, reports surfaced that German prisoners had been abused by Americans. Mistreatment of Jews by Germans at so-called "concentration camps" has been rumored but so far, remains unproven.

Several thousand Americans died during the first hours of the invasion and French officials are concerned that uncollected corpses pose a public health risk. "The Americans should have planned for this in advance," they said. "It's their mess and we don't intend to clean it up."

Link Posted: 10/9/2004 6:06:11 PM EST
I dont think we would bother trying to help the French nowadays. . . .
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 6:08:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By Krazny13:
I dont think we would bother trying to help the French nowadays. . . .



...unless Hanoi John Kerry could put a coalition together headed by the French...
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 6:17:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:

Originally Posted By Krazny13:
I dont think we would bother trying to help the French nowadays. . . .



...unless Hanoi John Kerry could put a coalition together headed by the French...




I would bet that he would say:

I have a plan for that too
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 6:20:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Read this over at Clayton Cramer's blog (WTF is a blog, anyway] Anyhow, it's a good depiction of how whacked out our mainstream press is today.

How CBS, ABC, and NBC would have reported the events of D-Day, the 6th
of June, 1944, if they happened today:

June 6, 1944. -NORMANDY-

"Three hundred French civilians were killed and thousands more wounded today in the first hours of America's invasion of continental Europe. Casualties were heaviest among women and children.

Most of the French casualties were the result of artillery fire from American ships attempting to knock out German fortifications prior to the landing of hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops. Reports from a makeshift hospital in the French town of St. Mere Eglise said the carnage was far worse than the French had anticipated and reaction against the American invasion was running high.

"We are dying for no reason," said a Frenchman speaking on condition of anonymity. "Americans can't even shoot straight. I never thought I'd say this, but life was better under Adolph Hitler."

The invasion also caused severe environmental damage. American troops, tanks, trucks and machinery destroyed miles of pristine shoreline and thousands of acres of ecologically sensitive wetlands. It was believed that the habitat of the spineless French crab was completely wiped out, threatening the species with extinction.

A representative of Greenpeace said his organization, which had tried to stall the invasion for over a year, was appalled at the destruction, but not surprised.

"This is just another example of how the military destroys the environment without a second thought, " said Christine Moanmore. "And it's all about corporate greed."

Contacted at his Manhattan condo, a member of the French government-in-exile who abandoned Paris when Hitler invaded said the invasion was based solely on American financial interests. "Everyone knows the President Roosevelt has ties to big beer," said Pierre LeWimp. "Once the German beer industry is conquered, Roosevelt's beer cronies will control the world market and make a fortune."

Administration supporters said America's aggressive actions were based in part on the assertions of controversial scientist Albert Einstein, who sent a letter to Roosevelt speculating that the Germans were developing a secret weapon, a so-called "atomic bomb." Such a weapon could produce casualties on a scale never seen before and cause environmental damage that could last for thousands of years.

Hitler has denied having such a weapon and international inspectors were unable to locate such weapons even after spending two long weekends in Germany.

Shortly after the invasion began, reports surfaced that German prisoners had been abused by Americans. Mistreatment of Jews by Germans at so-called "concentration camps" has been rumored but so far, remains unproven.

Several thousand Americans died during the first hours of the invasion and French officials are concerned that uncollected corpses pose a public health risk. "The Americans should have planned for this in advance," they said. "It's their mess and we don't intend to clean it up."




Sadly, that's not too far from the truth...
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:16:53 PM EST
France is loaded with ungrateful assholes and liberals.FUCK THE FRENCH!!!!
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:18:00 AM EST
Compare that to the real deal – beautifully written article by Ernie Pyle: www.britannica.com/normandy/pri/Q00234.html (It’s short and worth a read, guys!)

In brief, he goes on about all the dead American soldiers and wrecked American equipment on the beach, and then infers that everything was going fine (which it was).

A contemporary American journalist would have seen the same things and would have wailed that the invasion was a failure!!

And here’s another parody similar to the one posted by panzersergent, above: www.americandaily.com/article/2367
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:30:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By sobekra70:
FUCK THE FRENCH!!!!



Now where have I heard that before?..............................basically EVERYWHERE!?!
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:13:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By 199:
Compare that to the real deal – beautifully written article by Ernie Pyle: www.britannica.com/normandy/pri/Q00234.html (It’s short and worth a read, guys!)

In brief, he goes on about all the dead American soldiers and wrecked American equipment on the beach, and then infers that everything was going fine (which it was).

A contemporary American journalist would have seen the same things and would have wailed that the invasion was a failure!!

And here’s another parody similar to the one posted by panzersergent, above: www.americandaily.com/article/2367



You're right, 199. Ernie Pyles description of the aftermath of D-Day is awesome! You can almost smell the blood and feel the power of the enormous fleet of ships waiting to unload.

Plus, he used the word "equipage."
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:29:35 PM EST
Most of the reporters today can hardly write let alone, bother to do research on a topic being reported. These people are like little drones who just report/write verbatium when they ask someone, "what do you think about this war?" They can not provide anymore insight about a subject other than their own preconcieve notions.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:37:38 PM EST
interesting thread, guys

thanks
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:59:14 PM EST
Oh, you can almost picture this too:

"St. Mare-de-Surrender, a small town where known Nazi units and sympathizers have sought refuge, is being brutally beseiged by American forces. High civilian casualties have kept the Americans from assaulting this enclave, so French elders have attempted to negotiate with the holdouts. These negotiations have brought about an agreement for American forces to bypass the town and allow rebel Nazi's and sympathizers to police the area on their own recognizance. Doctors at the local hospital have reported horrible civilian deaths as a result of the heavy-handed American seige. Several hundred are reported to have been killed, although doctors are puzzled by the gray clothing and jackboots....."
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