You’ve probably seen allegations leveled at Dakota Meyer and the Marine Corps by a reporter who had been embedded in Meyer’s unit. Right minded people will be suitably outraged I imagine. For some time I’ve had the opinion journalists and the news media really don’t report the news anymore. They sell it. Perhaps the reporter in question didn’t get a big enough story merely being embedded with Meyer’s unit. I can’t say. It would be a shame if accusations the Corps exaggerated events were true but the insinuation Meyer doesn’t deserve recognition is revolting. There was a time when journalism and integrity went together like bread and butter. Not so much now days. The media hasn’t let hard facts get in the way of a good story for a long time now.
It would appear modern news and entertainment media want nothing more than to smear the Armed Forces and for Americans to believe their military are the bad guys. Why do I feel this way? Turn on your television or computer and see for yourself. Lately every time a military member is portrayed in the media they are the villain in one form or another. Let’s count off just a few of my own observations shall we?
1. Homeland is a Showtime network television series about a disgraced CIA officer who is after a Marine she believes turned traitor during his captivity by Al Qaeda. Hey America! Your returning vets are dangerous enemies! I have refused to watch this program and am insulted it exists.
2. In Season 3 of Castle there is a two part episode involving a terrorist group building a dirty bomb. Although the initial suspects are Syrian it turns out the real terrorists are a group of special ops veterans. The NYPD are aided by a Homeland Security agent who is little better than a jack booted thug himself. Again, vets are dangerous domestic threats and even Homeland Security is to be despised even though they are on our side. Oh yeah, the Syrian spy is the hero of the episode when he passes critical intel to the detectives.
3. In Season 6 of The Closer three Army Rangers are killed in a drive by shooting. Of course the military liaison involved gets wrapped around the axle over possible terrorist connections and hampers the investigation. This is because military officers are stupid and suffer from tunnel vision.
4. In Season 7 of The Closer a minister is found dead in a motel. Long story short, it turns out his young son, a U.S. Marine, is the murderer. This has become so predictable as soon as I saw the kid in uniform I knew he had to be the killer. Yawn…
5. I must confess, on occasion the military is painted in a fairly positive light. For instance Time’s runner up for person of the year is none other than Admiral William McRaven. Who is he runner up to? Why none other than “The Protestor.” Who? You know, the Muslim Brotherhood and those unwashed clowns taking a dump in Zuccotti Park. Because Americans should be more like them and less like a Navy SEAL.
My feeling is the media hates the likes of Dakota Meyer and everything he represents. He represents loyalty and devotion to something other than himself. He represents a standard of conduct and living they can never measure up to so they attempt to tear it down. They can’t stand to see American troops do good so they taint our actions with their lies and insinuation. They call the good things we do evil and their evil deeds good. The idea a journalist questions the integrity of the likes of Dakota Meyer would be laughable if it wasn’t so abhorrent. The Marine Corps continues to stand by Sgt Dakota Meyer as do I.
|Despite rumors to the contrary, the good guys look just like this.|
Want proof the good deeds of your warriors go unnoticed by the mainstream media? How many of you have seen this story?