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View Diary: What you did NOT see on thursday's ABC Nightline!!! (267 comments)

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    This was the most disturbing part of a generally disturbing show.  First Koppel wanted to give this young man every opportunity to speak.  Then Koppel realized the soldier was not following the script Koppel expected.  So, Ted went at him until he manipulated the young man into conceding that the war has value.

    Koppel's handling of this was unforgiveable, especially given that the soldier was sitting there with horrendous physical injuries.

    •  yeah... (none)
      I reall don't agree with the posts here that are saying, "Why are you complaining... Nightline is the "liberal media"... anti-war... Ted Koppel is a saint"...

      you should have been there to see how they manipulated the flow of the show.

      I understand a lot better now how the media makes it appear there is dialogue and "equal time" or whatever... but it is just an illusion. In the end, they do everything possible to leave the viewer with the impression they want.

      My own dedication to Bush/Cheney Inc. Listen to WMD: Words of Mis-Direction

      by NewWay4NewDay on Fri Jan 28, 2005 at 08:24:58 AM PST

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      •  Isthe REALLY a "liberal media"? (none)
        It's all illusion.

        Fox is so far right, that it makes everything look "liberal", but it is just not true.

        The REAL liberal media is Democracy Now, FSTV, World Link , Pacifica radio, IndyMedia, maybe 60 minutes sometimes... but for the most part CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN are different faces of the same coin.
        Nightline is DEFINITELY NOT "liberal media" just because they read the names of the dead in Iraq one time... Besides that was not a liberal thing, it was simply the right thing to do!
        They do that, then people love them forever and ever because of it no matter what kind of crap they put on.

        I agree with Jesus, "Render unto Ceasar..."

        My own dedication to Bush/Cheney Inc. Listen to WMD: Words of Mis-Direction

        by NewWay4NewDay on Fri Jan 28, 2005 at 08:39:52 AM PST

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      •  Thanks for your diary (none)
        I found it too late to recommend it but I'm sure glad I read it.

        Do you have any ideas about groups for returning service members who have PTSD?  In the Vietnam era, there were groups formed so these guys could get together and talk, and that really helped them (or so I've read and heard).  I'm worried we won't be ready for people who return.  

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