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Posted: 3/20/2006 1:08:43 PM EDT
Why did they talk about Jessica Lynch for about 3 months straight and even made a movie about her but SGT Paul Smith who won the medal of honor, i barley heard anything about him or his story, i didnt even know how he won it until i saw it on shoot out.

Its just sad that the media favors some girl who got captured over a true hero

Im not saying that she isnt honorable, she did serve but why is Smiths story so less important than hers so that they never talk about him
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 1:14:19 PM EDT
1) He doesn't look like the girl next door.
2) He wasn't one of the first women to be taken prisoner in combat since the inception of the 24 hours news cycle.
3) He probably didn't cry on camera.
4) He probably killed someone, or a lot of someones, or at least hurt their feelings, and we can't be promoting that kind of behavior.
5) He doesn't look like the girl next door.

CO
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 1:17:15 PM EDT
so if you switched their places we would hear how brave jessica was and how she saved the lives of her comrades for a whole year but never even hear about smith than just because he was a guy and got captured
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 1:21:03 PM EDT
because the enemy didnt win. the jessica lynch story included a victory for the enemy, thus it was a ballanced story.

we cant have feel good stories about americans winning
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 1:29:12 PM EDT
Apparently some of our members love the media. They seem to believe every poll number and believe every story that makes the President look bad. Some even post the NYT and CNN as sources.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:24:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CasualObserver:
1) He doesn't look like the girl next door.
2) He wasn't one of the first women to be taken prisoner in combat since the inception of the 24 hours news cycle.
3) He probably didn't cry on camera.
4) He probably killed someone, or a lot of someones, or at least hurt their feelings, and we can't be promoting that kind of behavior.
5) He doesn't look like the girl next door.

CO



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