Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Some Good News...
The 98 publications listed here http://news.google.com/news?q=army%20recruiting%20up&sa=N&tab=wn
You have a serious persecution complex.
And no, I don't consider the WashTimes part of the MSM.
As CWY pointed out, the MSM has been promoting the Army's recruiting woes as being an important story worthy of many prominent columns, repeatedly on or near the front page. If the Army's recruiting woes are an important story (and it can certainly be argued that it is), then isn't a reversal of said woes equally newsworthy, and shouldn't it be subject to equally prominent coverage - if only as a folow-up to the previous stories?
I haven't looked at the sources you linked, but I would be shocked if recruiting successes get anywhere near the coverage that recruiting failures do. You can see why some of us neo-cons (;-) get a little testy about media coverage of the war when the news that gets prominent coverage is almost universally within the "the war effort is going terribly, woe is us" narrative. If the MSM was really focused on reporting the important facts, a dramatic upswing in recruiting should be news, even if only to say that the crisis has passed.