Monday, May 30, 2005

Memorial Day: IBD Comments on Media and Military

Today in Investor's Business Daily stock analysis and business news: "Memorial Day: When President Nixon replaced the draft with an all-volunteer force, anti-war rallies vanished. Now, with only volunteers serving, the anti-war crowd doesn't throw tantrums. It writes headlines.
No question much of the Vietnam era's radical left migrated to the media.

...The pettiness astounds. As President Bush told Annapolis grads Friday, over the last four years the American military has liberated some 50 million people.

But why write a macro-story when a micro-story will do?

If, as the military now fears, there's a looming recruitment problem, the elite media should bear much of the blame."

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