Battlepanda: Always look on the bright side of life...


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Always look on the bright side of life...

...even though that might not be so easy right about now in Iraq:
ABC News correspondent Jake Tapper told CNN yesterday that he tried to do a good-news story. In fact, as a sign of the new freedoms enjoyed in Iraq, Tapper was going to do a feature on a new Iraqi sitcom. It didn't go well
Tapper: We wanted to do a story about the freedom of the press in Iraq, and we went to the set of a new Iraqi sitcom that they're filming, because there's been -there's all this entertainment now, and it's one of the things that the ambassador there has trumpeted.

Howard Kurtz: So what happened?

Tapper: We got there, and the guy who had set it up with us, we shot, we shot for a little while, and the guy who had helped us arrange it was assassinated the very morning while we were there on the set. And so our cameras were rolling while the director and the producer and the cast and crew found out that the guy that had green-lit the show and the guy that had set up our being there was killed. So no matter how hard we try to cover the positive, the violence has a way of rearing its head

Accentuating the positive is starting to sound more and more like whistling in the dark.