Thursday, September 15, 2005

IRAQ 24/7

CNN cofounder Reece Schofield proposes a 24/7 Iraq News Channel "dedicated to the Iraq war and related subjects. The only network with the potential to do it immediately is CNN. I think the war in Iraq must be covered in context and in detail and that only a 24/7 Iraq news network can grab the attention of the general public and bring Americans to an understanding of what’s going on in the battle between the forces of fundamentalism and the forces of reason."

Personally I think it's a great idea. War has always proved to make great TV. I discovered "The News" on August 2 1990 when Iraq invaded Kuwait. I was very keen to watch it up until January 17th 1991 when the Allied attack began-and after that I was glued. My only regret at a 24/7 Iraq News channel would be that I would have to eat, work and sleep during it's broadcast and miss some.

10 comments:

Mark said...

But if it's going as well as the administration say it is, what would there be to cover?

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Good god man! Think of the potential for positive brainwashing propaganda! The rebuilding of all the infrastructure, the training of a proper Iraqi army, the installation of a government that can be controlled by the US, and of course images of Marines giving candy to children! Naturally one could show running battles between the US and the insurgency, and the shooting of some 'random civilian' just to show they're keeping them in line.

Anonymous said...

And I'm sure whichever civilians get shot obviously deserved it. If you're showing this on TV, then an Unreal Tournament style announcer would be great - announcing each "Head Shot" as it happens in a sexy female voice.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Of course they deserve it! They only get shot if they get in the way dammit! I don't think we're far gone enough to have a UT style announcer yet- well maybe if it was shown on FOX instead...

Civilian Overseer said...

Ah, yes I believe I can see what is really happening, the Arab world now has a Fox Analogue to compete with Al Jaazira.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

It's only right that they have an impartial view of the world.

Civilian Overseer said...

"The battle between the forces of Fundamentalism and the forces of Reason"? Which is which again?, Wow I never realized it was reasonible to argue your case with a gun before.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

It's reasonaable when you want to WIN the argument!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure we'd have all enjoyed watching this live ...

http://www.dehavilland.co.uk/webhost.asp?wci=default&wcp=NationalNewsStoryPage&ItemID=15047933&ServiceID=8&filterid=10&searchid=8

Anonymous said...

Maybe this'll work:

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Been a while since I had to use crap like that :-\