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the two best things i grew up with while reading the Chicago Tribune were on the masthead. The first was the american flag, and the other was right under it where it politely said, Good Morning.

the flag is pro-flag.

Posted by: tony at March 23, 2003 12:11 PM

"The flag is pro-flag." Awesome.

Posted by: Matt Welch at March 23, 2003 01:28 PM

Hi Welch;
I finally had access to a TV this weekend and watched CNN for the first time in several months. I was stunned to hear the commentator describe pro-war/Bush administration demonstrations as "acts of patriotism," in a story about the anti-war demonstrations around the country on Saturday. On its website, CNN is also distinguishing between "anti-war" vs. "pro-U.S" demonstrations. Is this typical for U.S. news outlets? What do you think about these semantic distinctions?

Posted by: Chris Ziegler-McPherson at March 23, 2003 07:23 PM

Hi Ziegler! Sorry for being so bad about returning e-mail....

Yeah, that sounds dumb. Should be "anti-war" and "pro-war," or maybe "pro-U.S.-policy" in the latter case, I guess. Which is not to say that there isn't anti-Americanism in anti-war protests, or patriotism among the pro-war crowd.

Don't know if it's typical, though I've seen versitinctions?

Posted by: Chris Ziegler-McPherson at March 23, 2003 07:23 PM

Hi Ziegler! Sorry for being so bad about returning e-mail....

Yeah, that sounds dumb. Should be "anti-war" and "pro-war," or maybe "pro-U.S.-policy" in the latter case, I guess. Which is not to say that there isn't anti-Americanism in anti-war protests, or patriotism among the pro-war crowd.

Don't know if it's typical, though I've seen versions of your complaint here and there, so maybe it is.

Posted by: Matt Welch at March 23, 2003 10:58 PM

I'm not shocked by the negative reaction: I remember reading a few opinion pieces written about six to eight months after 9/11 where I got the the vulgar display of flags. Shame they can't work up that level of outrage at the amount of vulgar anti-Americanism from some of our "friends" in the international media.

Oh, and John Collins can kiss my red, white, and blue tookus.

Posted by: M. Scott Eiland at March 24, 2003 11:29 PM
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