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Right Intention: Media Promotes Hatred Of America

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Media Promotes Hatred Of America

Instapundit- who else? - found this at Riding Sun. As Glenn would say, here's the money quote:

If I were to offer Newsweek a suggestion, it would be this: Any story or cover you're ashamed to run in America probably shouldn't be used in other countries, either.

It seems to me that the media expends a significant amount of resources towards denigrating Bush, our military and America in general to foreign audiences. Is it because the liberal media is infected with the same sort of weird, self loathing of all things Western that infects a good chunk of the left? Is it because the media is simply trying to market it's products to an existing anti-American market? Or is it a combination of the two? It's probably a combination.

And to be fair to the left, it's not only our newspapers and magazines that promote America hatred. Celebrities do it (Michael Moore anyone?), as do some authors and academics. The examples are too numerous to mention.

I think its fair to say that the level of anti-Americanism is higher than it would be otherwise due to the left's concerted effort to make America look bad at every opportunity, whatever the reason may be. But what's really infuriating is that these same people then castigate our country for being disliked, even though they are at least partially responsible for the dislike. Am I the only one who has noticed this?


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