On Friday a Rock-A-Holic named Dave called in during Listeners on the Loose to talk about how he’s disappointed in the media. Dave was upset that the media was putting all their attention on the four marines who filmed themselves urinating on three dead bodies.
For those who don’t know the story, a video surfaced last week of for US marines standing around and urinating on three dead Afghans, supposedly Taliban members.
Dave said that he feels like the media would be happier putting stories about another solider tragically losing his life in combat and have his country honor him rather than stories like this one.
As a part of the media I know they have to make money and in order to do that they have to get the audience’s attention but it’s also sad that news organizations have stopped being purveyors of truth and have become sensationalists who only want to you to buy the product. It’s the “if it bleeds, it leads” sort of mentality.
I personally don’t trust any news organizations that have commercial advertising.
I’m not condoning what these marines did, but people don’t get that this isn’t the world the rest of us are living in.
Even though the incident was disturbing and unfortunate, I am also a guy that understands that when you are fighting on the front lines as a solider with death all around you like that, it does do things to your head.
This whole situation sucks, but until I have been in the shoes of those soldiers and have experienced the horrible things they have, I really, really can’t judge them fairly
It’s too bad that this video has disparaged the good soldiers that are out there which make up the 99.9%.