If This is Not “Newsworthy”,
By Joe Clifford
December 09, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" - The 24-hour coverage of
the terrible massacre in France only ended with the beginning of the
nonstop coverage of the San Bernardino murders, and we will be
inundated with nonstop coverage until the next headliner occurs. It
is truly amazing at what gets covered with round the clock
intensity, and it is even more amazing at what does not get
So you decide which of the two
following stories should get intensive media coverage. On the one
hand, use the current San Bernardino story, horrific as it is. On
the other hand, imagine a “terrorist” attacks a hospital, kills
doctors, nurses, and patients, and then ran outside. When survivors
try to flee, the “terrorist” waits for them and kills those who
trying to flee the disaster. For the sake of illustration, let’s
assume the number of dead and wounded in the hospital terrorist
attack is double that of San Bernardino. Should one story get more
coverage than the other? Should the hospital terrorist attacker be
completely ignored by media, while the San Bernardino massacre gets
nonstop coverage? Have you read or heard anything about the
terrorist hospital attacker?? No! Why is that?
Could it be that the second
story went uncovered because the “terrorist” was not an insane white
person, or radicalized fundamentalist religious nut, but the US
government? Yes folks, our government bombed a hospital. Let me
repeat, the US government bombed a hospital, which is considered a
despicable crime by all civilized nations and has therefore, been
declared as a “War Crime”. Yet the US government bombed a hospital,
and you did not even hear about it. Where is the outrage and the
mashing of teeth, and the grief for the innocent killed in that
horrific act? Where are the tears for the two children who were
burned alive in their hospital beds by the US bombing of that
hospital? Where are the flower memorials for the dead doctors,
nurses, and patients of the hospital bombing? Do you even know about
But wait there is more. The US
at first denied its role, then changed its story four more time
before the evidence of the dead bodies became impossible to ignore.
Then the US claimed they simply made a “mistake,” even though the
hospital had given their exact coordinates to the US military on
numerous occasions. When the bombing attack began, the hospital
quickly called the US military to tell them they were bombing a
hospital, but the bombing continued for an additional half hour.
When survivors tried to run away, the US strafed the hospital
grounds killing fleeing people. Why not round the clock coverage and
wailing for the innocent dead by “news” commentators?
But wait there is even more.
After getting caught by the overwhelming facts and evidence that
surfaced, the US military decided to investigate itself. You read
correctly, the US military decided they would investigate themselves
in an attempt to get to the bottom of this and punish those guilty.
They investigated, and to no one’s surprise, no one has been jailed,
brought to trial, or even charged. Imagine that, a despicable “war
crime” was committed and no one was held accountable.
But wait there is even more.
Many argued the US could not investigate themselves, as ridiculous
as that sounds, and demanded an impartial investigation, but the US
has done all it can to sabotage any outside nonpartisan
investigation. Where are the “news” outlets on efforts of the US to
stifle any investigation? Perhaps the “news” outlets should conduct
their own investigation of the hospital bombing? Get it? Get the
Some might argue this happens in
war, and so let’s not make a big deal of this. Those people would be
correct, things exactly like this do happen in war with little news
coverage. This is not the first hospital bombed by the US. Among
our bombed trophies is a “pediatric hospital”! Yup you read
correctly, a pediatric hospital was bombed by the US government. You
mean you never heard that on the “news”? Let me repeat, bombing
hospitals is a “War Crime”, and yet there was no coverage of that
event either. What gives? Does media provide cover for atrocities
committed by own government? Or perhaps yet another “mistake” was
made, and we really did not mean to bomb a children’s hospital. Well
how about the “maternity” hospital we bombed? Was that just another
mistake by a “smart bomb”? Yup; you read correctly. We also bombed a
“maternity” hospital. At the risk of redundancy let me repeat,
bombing hospitals is a “War Crime”, and yet not a peep from the
24-hour cable and news outlets. Heavens, could we be the victims of
OK, some deniers might still
argue we are just making mistakes, and in war such things happen.
Well how about bombing a funeral procession killing all the
participants? Yup; we did. Well how about bombing weddings? Yup at
least 7 or 8 at last count. You mean you never heard about any of
these things from our great “news” stations? If an individual went
into a hospital and murdered doctors, nurses, children patients, and
staff workers, we would all cry terrorism, but when such an act is
committed by our own government you are not even allowed to hear
about it. Isn’t killing doctors, nurses, child patients, in a
hospital an act of very brutal “terrorism”? Isn’t such an illegal
and barbaric act worthy of “news” coverage.
www.Informationclearinghouse.info you can read about
such horrific things.
Joe Clifford is a frequent contributor who
lives in Rhode Island.