Trashing our history -- troops in Iraq

Sowell, Thomas
October 2005
Enterprise/Salt Lake City;10/3/2005, Vol. 35 Issue 14, p26
Criticizes the manner in which the U.S. media distorts the heroism being displayed by U.S. troops in Iraq as of October 2005. Ways in which the media portrays U.S. troops as victims; Criticism on the gullibility of those who accept the virtual reality created by the media; Role of the U.S. media in the Vietnam War.


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