Wednesday, September 08, 2004

A Letter to the Editor

To the Editor of the San Bernardino Sun:
Those of us who use the Internet as a regular news source were well aware that the US media was anticipating the 1000th US casualty in Iraq.
On Sept. 8 2004 you led with that story. You even had your cover graphic at hand, a page full of little khaki helmets on top of inverted M-16s.
I did notice that the lengthy article lacked the names of the servicemen who died in Iraq over the holiday were not given.
Was this because you had to go to press before this information was available, lest your paper be 'scooped' on the 1k death toll story?
Or was it because treating those 1003 Americans as individuals is not only irrelevant, but contrary, to your purpose?
Please cancel my subscription to your paper.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, excellent website. A great Iraq resource is Deaths in Iraq. It breaks all of the casualties down by age, race, branch of the military, country, etc.