Tuesday, May 09, 2006

They're over here!

Just when you thought it was safe to protect your civil rights? Well, it seems that the bigger problem here is that the MSM can’t get it right, can’t ask the tough questions, and can’t understand why people get ticked at their inability to do the first two.

Is the U.S. Border Patrol selling out the Minutemen to the Mexican Government?

When you read the headline and lead paragraph, you’re lead to believe that the U.S. Border Patrol is tipping off the Mexican government as to the location of Minutemen border patrols. Whoa, that’s crazy and dangerous isn’t it?

Except once you read through the story you find out that the BP is letting the Mexican gov’t know where the patrols WERE that arrested someone.

Is the BP telling them in advance? We don’t know from this story because that question never got asked or answered.

But this quote from a BP spokesman makes it seem like the BP is telling the Mexican govt where the Minutemen are going to be in the future…

"It's not a secret where the Minuteman volunteers are going to be," Mario Martinez said Monday.

This is just one more reason why people continue to lose faith in the Media.


At 1:17 PM, Blogger Cannoneer No. 4 said...

Much of the blogosphere is up in arms over the Border Patrol's alleged treatment of the Minutemen. I haven't seen much BP face on the tube countering the disinformation. What would you do if you worked for the BP?

Off topic, but have you seen SECDEF's comments to Hugh Hewitt?

At 1:41 PM, Blogger kosovodad (Mike) said...

Well, it depends on whether the BP is actually tipping the Mex. Govt. off before the MM are involved.

If they are NOT, I would be recommending to my bosses that we let the MM know every time we're required to pass some information along to the MG. I would have recommended that someone from my organization call the MM and explain exactly what we're doing, why we're doing it, and answer all of their questions accurately and quickly as possible.

If the BP isn't doing the right thing and is going beyond the legal requirement; I'd have to strongly recommend against doing that...there's too much that can go wrong there.

SECDEF's comments: pretty close on... Everyone knows that we're gonig to have to start doing things differently. Very few people are going to the be the first ones to do it. CENTCOM's efforts are a great first start, and next time, everyone'll be doing it. Bit by bit, some maverick will try something new, it will pay off, and it will be embraced as the "obvious" way to go.

At 3:33 PM, Blogger Cannoneer No. 4 said...

The lie's been around the world 15 times by the time we even get our boots on

Sounds like Rummy is admitting the bad guys are inside our IO OODA loop.

At 8:02 PM, Blogger kosovodad (Mike) said...

Well, they're definitely inside our media approval loop :(


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