Brad Messer Commentary • KTSA • Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Bad Apples

People complain that the media only report the negative things about the war in Iraq. The standard response to that complaint is that news is a house on fire— news is not all the houses that aren't on fire.

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But after all this attention to the prison abuse story, something positive begs to get at least a fragment of equal time: the 130-thousand or so American soldiers who have been doing their jobs right.

It's not fair that a dozen bad apples get all the coverage, when ten-thousand times that number are ignored.

So in the midst of all this disgusting prison abuse news, please take a minute away from the bad apples to be proud of the Good Guys.

I have said this before and I'll say it again and again: Thanks for going off to do this job for us, and thanks to you military families. You are the pride of our nation.

Brad Messer Commentary, KTSA.


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