War Stories

All I’m going to point out about the US media & war coverage is all week they’ve been grieving for the fates of untold amount of Afghans the United States was abandoning; today, after an attack in Kabul, headlines were exclusively regarding the American soldiers who died, even though six times as many casualties were Afghan citizens.

The feigned empathy in mainstream discourse is sickening—a grotesque display of crocodile tears, waiting for bloodlust, in the face of two decades of a senseless war they have all but completely ignored. This is not limited to any outlet: All American corporate media is complicit in this. These journalists are the worst kind of opportunists.