Photos You Won't See in the Mainstream Media
Americans who find themselves frustrated with the mainstream media's one-sided coverage (i.e. not ours) of the war in Iraq, as well as wider events in the Middle East, have had to turn to the Internet to get a fuller picture of what's going on.
Whether it's milbloggers, dispatches from independent journalists such as Michael Yon, talk radio interviews with those on the frontlines, or the fact-checking of online journalists and the blogosphere, alternative forms of media have proven to be the best source for informative and unbiased coverage of the war on terrorism.
To that end, the grassroots conservative forum FreeRepublic.com is an invaluable asset. I've been a FReeper (as members of the forum are known) myself for several years and I'm on the ping list for a fellow member that goes by the handle "Diogenesis."
No one knows who he is or anything about his background, but Diogenesis pops up every few months with a series of posts composed of photos (from journalistic and military sources) from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East, interspersed with a random assortment of other subjects and accompanied by text that is most decidedly pro-American, pro-Israel, and pro-Western. Or, as he puts it, "Ye Old Quagmire-Free News." In short, these are reports you definitely won't see in the mainstream media.
Diogenesis has been at it again since May, so I'm posting links to his latest reports using his titles and starting with the most recent. For those who like a dose of good, old-fashioned war reporting (via modern-day technology), follow the links below and, if so inclined, scroll through the comments section for additional photos:
GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 6/21/07 - Baqouba, Diyala, Start of the Surge
GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 6/14/07 - Iraq, Gaza City, Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah
GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 5/28/07 - Sadr City, Baghdad, Hilla, Fallujah, Basra, Najaf, Nusseirat, al Zaitun, Gaza Strip
GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 5/24/07 - Gulf of Oman, Gharah Ghayah, Tehran,Natanz, Isfahan, New London
GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 5/22/07 - Ein el-Hilweh, Nahr al-Bared, Verdun Beirut
GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 5/21/07 - Nahr al-Bared, Achrafieh, Beirut, Tripoli
Update (6/22): On a related subject, Hot Air notes that the mainstream media is missing in action when it comes to reporting on the successful battle currently taking place in Baquba, Iraq. That is, except for reporting on U.S. troop casualities.
They also excerpt and link to Michael Yon's latest report from the frontlines. Same goes for Bill Roggio. Eat your heart out, MSM.