Saturday, November 10, 2007

Distorted News Reporting

If these statistics are correct, they present an interesting background to recent reporting on Iraq .

Below is some very interesting data referencing deaths in the military.

I guarantee you will not read this in your local newspaper, nor will you see it on the daily news broadcast. Deaths in the Military:

1980 ........ 2,392

1981 ........ 2,380

1982 ........ 2,318

1983 ........ 2,465

1984 ........ 1,999

1985 ........ 2,252

1986 ........ 1,984

1987 ........ 1,983

1988 ........ 1,819

1989 ........ 1,636

1990 ........ 1,508

1991 ........ 1,787

1992 ........ 1,293

1993 ........ 1,213

1994 ........ 1,075

1995 ........ 1,040

1996 ........ 974

1997 ........ 817

1998 ........ 826

1999 ........ 795

2000 ........ 774

2001 ........ 890

2002 ........ 1,007

2003 ........ 1,410 [534*]

2004 ........ 1,887 [900*]

2005 ........ [919*]

2006 ........ [920*]



Figures so noted with an asterisk (*) indicate deaths as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. You may initially feel confused when you look at these figures --especially when you see that in 1980, during the term of President Jimmy Carter, there were 2,392 US military fatalities. What this suggests is that our media and our liberal politicians pick and choose and tend to present only those facts that support their agenda-driven reporting. Another fact our media and politicians like to slant is that these brave men and women losing their lives are minorities.



Wrong again - The latest census shows the following:European descent (white) .... 69.12% Hispanic .... 12.5% African American .... 12.3% Asian .... 3.7% Native American .... 1.0% Other .... 2.6%.
The fatalities over the past three years in Iraqi Freedom are:
European descent (white) .... 74.31% Hispanic ..... 10.74% African American .... 9.67% Asian .... 1.81% Native American .... 1.09% Other .... 2.33%.These statistics are published by the DOD and may be viewed at: American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics.
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf

Thanks Art N.

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