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MCG_3dMarDv
05-10-2004, 06:53 AM
Why don't they show the heroes once in a while??

Not newsworthy I guess. All the liberals don't want to see it.



Maybe you'd like to hear about something other than idiot 10% ers and naked Iraqis.
Maybe you'd like to hear about a real American, somebody who honored the uniform he wears.



Meet Brian Chontosh.
Churchville-Chili Central School class of 1991. Proud graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Husband and about-to-be father. First lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.
And a genuine hero.
The secretary of the Navy said so yesterday.

At 29 Palms in California Brian Chontosh was presented with the Navy Cross, the second highest award for combat bravery the United States can bestow.
That's a big deal. But you won't see it on the network news tonight, and all you read in Brian's hometown newspaper was two paragraphs of nothing. Instead, it was more blather about some mental defective MPs who acted like animals.

The odd fact about the American media in this war is that it's not covering the American military. The most plugged-in nation in the world is receiving virtually no true information about what its warriors are doing. Oh, sure, there's a body count. We know how many Americans have fallen. And we see those same casket pictures day in and day out. And we're almost on a first-name basis with the pukes who abused the Iraqi prisoners. And we know all about improvised explosive devices and how we lost Fallujah and what Arab public-opinion polls say about us and how the world hates us. We get a non-stop feed of gloom and doom.



But we don't hear about the heroes. The incredibly brave GIs who honorably do their duty. The ones our grandparents would have carried on their shoulders down Fifth Avenue. The ones we completely ignore. Like Brian Chontosh.
It was a year ago on the march into Baghdad. Brian Chontosh was a platoon leader rolling up Highway 1 in a humvee. When all hell broke loose.

Ambush city.

The young Marines were being cut to ribbons. Mortars, machine guns, rocket propelled grenades. And the kid out of Churchville was in charge. It was do or die and it was up to him. So he moved to the side of his column, looking for a way to lead his men to safety. As he tried to poke a hole through the Iraqi line his humvee came under direct enemy machine gun fire.

It was fish in a barrel and the Marines were the fish.

And Brian Chontosh gave the order to attack. He told his driver to floor the humvee directly at the machine gun emplacement that was firing at them. And he had the guy on top with the .50 cal unload on them. Within moments there were Iraqis slumped across the machine gun and Chontosh was still advancing, ordering his driver now to take the humvee directly into the Iraqi trench that was attacking his Marines. Over into the battlement the humvee went and out the door Brian Chontosh bailed, carrying an M16 and a Beretta and 228 years of Marine Corps pride.

And he ran down the trench.

With its mortars and riflemen, machineguns and grenadiers. And he killed them all. He fought with the M16 until he was out of ammo. Then he fought with the Beretta until it was out of ammo. Then he picked up a dead man's AK47 and fought with that until it was out of ammo. Then he picked up another dead man's AK47 and fought with that until it was out of ammo. At one point he even fired a discarded Iraqi RPG into an enemy cluster, sending attackers flying with its
grenade explosion.
When he was done Brian Chontosh had cleared 200 yards of entrenched Iraqis from his platoon's flank. He had killed more than 20 and wounded at least as many more.

But that's probably not how he would tell it.

He would probably merely say that his Marines were in trouble, and he got them out of trouble. OOR-Rah, and drive on.

"By his outstanding display of decisive leadership, unlimited courage in the face of heavy enemy fire, and utmost devotion to duty, 1st Lt. Chontosh reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service."

That's what the citation says. And that's what nobody will hear. That's what doesn't seem to be making the evening news. Accounts of American valor are dismissed by the press as propaganda, yet accounts of American difficulties are heralded as objectivity. It makes you wonder if the role of the media is to inform, or to depress - to report or to deride. To tell the truth, or to feed us lies.

But I guess it doesn't matter.

We're going to turn out all right. As long as men like Brian Chontosh wear our uniform.

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MCG_3dMarDv
05-10-2004, 06:53 AM
Why don't they show the heroes once in a while??

Not newsworthy I guess. All the liberals don't want to see it.



Maybe you'd like to hear about something other than idiot 10% ers and naked Iraqis.
Maybe you'd like to hear about a real American, somebody who honored the uniform he wears.



Meet Brian Chontosh.
Churchville-Chili Central School class of 1991. Proud graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Husband and about-to-be father. First lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.
And a genuine hero.
The secretary of the Navy said so yesterday.

At 29 Palms in California Brian Chontosh was presented with the Navy Cross, the second highest award for combat bravery the United States can bestow.
That's a big deal. But you won't see it on the network news tonight, and all you read in Brian's hometown newspaper was two paragraphs of nothing. Instead, it was more blather about some mental defective MPs who acted like animals.

The odd fact about the American media in this war is that it's not covering the American military. The most plugged-in nation in the world is receiving virtually no true information about what its warriors are doing. Oh, sure, there's a body count. We know how many Americans have fallen. And we see those same casket pictures day in and day out. And we're almost on a first-name basis with the pukes who abused the Iraqi prisoners. And we know all about improvised explosive devices and how we lost Fallujah and what Arab public-opinion polls say about us and how the world hates us. We get a non-stop feed of gloom and doom.



But we don't hear about the heroes. The incredibly brave GIs who honorably do their duty. The ones our grandparents would have carried on their shoulders down Fifth Avenue. The ones we completely ignore. Like Brian Chontosh.
It was a year ago on the march into Baghdad. Brian Chontosh was a platoon leader rolling up Highway 1 in a humvee. When all hell broke loose.

Ambush city.

The young Marines were being cut to ribbons. Mortars, machine guns, rocket propelled grenades. And the kid out of Churchville was in charge. It was do or die and it was up to him. So he moved to the side of his column, looking for a way to lead his men to safety. As he tried to poke a hole through the Iraqi line his humvee came under direct enemy machine gun fire.

It was fish in a barrel and the Marines were the fish.

And Brian Chontosh gave the order to attack. He told his driver to floor the humvee directly at the machine gun emplacement that was firing at them. And he had the guy on top with the .50 cal unload on them. Within moments there were Iraqis slumped across the machine gun and Chontosh was still advancing, ordering his driver now to take the humvee directly into the Iraqi trench that was attacking his Marines. Over into the battlement the humvee went and out the door Brian Chontosh bailed, carrying an M16 and a Beretta and 228 years of Marine Corps pride.

And he ran down the trench.

With its mortars and riflemen, machineguns and grenadiers. And he killed them all. He fought with the M16 until he was out of ammo. Then he fought with the Beretta until it was out of ammo. Then he picked up a dead man's AK47 and fought with that until it was out of ammo. Then he picked up another dead man's AK47 and fought with that until it was out of ammo. At one point he even fired a discarded Iraqi RPG into an enemy cluster, sending attackers flying with its
grenade explosion.
When he was done Brian Chontosh had cleared 200 yards of entrenched Iraqis from his platoon's flank. He had killed more than 20 and wounded at least as many more.

But that's probably not how he would tell it.

He would probably merely say that his Marines were in trouble, and he got them out of trouble. OOR-Rah, and drive on.

"By his outstanding display of decisive leadership, unlimited courage in the face of heavy enemy fire, and utmost devotion to duty, 1st Lt. Chontosh reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service."

That's what the citation says. And that's what nobody will hear. That's what doesn't seem to be making the evening news. Accounts of American valor are dismissed by the press as propaganda, yet accounts of American difficulties are heralded as objectivity. It makes you wonder if the role of the media is to inform, or to depress - to report or to deride. To tell the truth, or to feed us lies.

But I guess it doesn't matter.

We're going to turn out all right. As long as men like Brian Chontosh wear our uniform.

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halmex
05-10-2004, 07:24 AM
Why does media dont show any heroes.
= because we are all tired of war glory. Does i matter if there are any heroes when it is all about suffering anyway..

casauboneco
05-10-2004, 08:31 AM
the media will not show anything positive about a war they politically oppose. Just tnat simple. The media lost its objectivity long ago and it's respected standing. The media now is nothing more then propaganda machines for various political parties.

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halmex
05-10-2004, 08:54 AM
Well if political media propaganda will end this war then it is ok..

MDS_Geist
05-10-2004, 09:28 AM
So propaganda is perfectly acceptable to you as long as it is your propaganda. Must be nice to have such a principled stance and really care about the truth.

How do you feel about all of the media coverage on places where far worse things take place such as Zaire, Sudan and Rwanda? Maybe you should work on having some "political media propaganda" do something about those wars.

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MT_UnclePhil
05-10-2004, 11:41 AM
Thats pretty sad a hero doesnt get front page news for earning the nations 2nd highest award for valor and bravery. MCG i would have never known of that until you told us. I check regularly on some marine sites and have found nothing. hmmm.

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MCG_3dMarDv
05-10-2004, 12:10 PM
Thats because no one cares, unfortunately.

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Guidon666
05-10-2004, 12:12 PM
People care.... Just not enough of them. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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Demon_Mustang
05-10-2004, 01:32 PM
If that is true what he did, perhaps he learned a thing or two from special operations training or something. Because so many instances where a convoy was ambushed, they just stand their ground or keep trying to advance, when the correct thing to do is to actually advance on the ambushers, rush them like he did. Good thing it worked, being just by himself and all.

Anyway halmex, thanks for proving his point. Good things = "war glory" and "propaganda," but negative things are just what we need to hear, riiiigggght...

And how the hell is the media supposed to "end" a war? Are you stupid? This will not end until the country is stabilized and they have a government in place, and our military force is no longer needed to prevent militia from overtaking the new government. How the hell is the media helping in accomplishing that? In fact, if anything, the media is preventing that from happening. Since they are just instigators, and they report what they can to get the arab world to hate us more, and to instigate actions against US troops there. You think we should pull out and let them fight amongst themselves? If you think that's going to help the people over there, then you're dumber than you already sound.

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Hornet57
05-10-2004, 02:42 PM
The Media will not stop untill the US is defeated and that is why John Kerry is their man. Don't ask me why but that is the way it looks to me according to their actions.

The only reason they show dead soldiers is to give a negative spin on the war and make it look like Vietnam. The dead heros should be shown to all Americans so we can remember them and honor them, but the living heros need to be also honored and give them a chance to express their freedom of speech. Maybe the Media is afraid they'd spoil their agenda with positive news. After all Dead soldiers cant talk.

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