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You DO see THESE stories in the MSM...

...all the time. For example (at Accuracy in Media):

...[Ron] Paul has said that Army soldier Bradley Manning, now on trial for treason, is a “hero,” and that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, now working for Russia Today [RT] television, is a whistleblower. Iraq war veteran Adam Kokesh, a Ron Paul supporter, had a regular program on Russia Today and organized a “Veterans for Ron Paul” group.
Manning, who was an intelligence analyst in Iraq, is charged with aiding Al-Qaeda through his release of classified information to WikiLeaks. Some of the documents he released concern counter-terrorism operations in the Middle East and the vulnerability of top-secret facilities to terrorist attack. Such disclosures increased the dangers to his fellow soldiers and their Afghan allies.
Assange, who has gone on the Russian payroll, stands out as someone openly devoted to the anti-American cause. It is also a fact that Press TV and RT find plenty of willing participants in their propaganda campaigns against America. These channels do not have Washington, D.C. studios and operations for nothing. In addition to their open collaboration with Ron Paul and his many “libertarian” backers, they are actively assisted by “progressives” who repeat the propaganda and want to see American influence in the Middle East reduced, if not eliminated. Liberal activist and RT host Thom Hartmann is perhaps the most visible example of this collaboration...
and most recently:
We are told that Sergeant Robert Bales navigated his way through Taliban-infested areas and killed 17 Afghan civilians, including women and toddlers. Then he took time out from shooting to stack up several of the bodies and light them on fire. One might expect that such a shooter would be running from any angry mob who identified this obvious intruder in their midst, if not be pinned down in a battle with the local Taliban. Instead, we are told that he walked back alone and calmly surrendered...
But you DON'T see THIS kind of story in the MSM.  I wonder why that is?
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Once in a while in combat, an event occurs that helps humanize warfare. When soldiers here were able to save a child gravely injured by an insurgent improvised explosive device, it became such an event.
Between March 14 and March 25, the Soldiers of Company B, “Blackjack,” Task Force 3-66, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Task Force Blackhawk, experienced a life-altering chain of events.Blackjack soldiers responded March 14 to a blast in Kushamond district in the compound of Saduzi, a known Taliban member. An IED, stored for a planned attack on U.S. and Afghan forces operating in the district, had detonated prematurely.
Upon arriving at the scene, they realized the insurgent device killed four children who appeared to be playing in the area and may have unwittingly engaged the trigger. At the time they didn’t know it, but one child, Saduzi’s eight-year-old son Matten, survived the blast. Within minutes, a man named Sultan, who lives in a neighboring home, carried the severely injured Matten to Combat Outpost Kushamond.
Sgt. Anthony Merino, the unit’s senior medic, reacted immediately and began treating the child.
“I assessed and stabilized the patient while we called in a medevac,” said Merino, a native of Bastop, Tex. “He was losing his airway. Had we not been able to treat him when we did, his wounds would certainly have been fatal”...
...Over the course of the 10 days, hospital staff members saw that the boy’s clothes and shoes were destroyed by the blast, and donated new clothes, shoes and toys. In addition to hospital workers donating, they received contributions from people in the U.S. as well.
“This was a deliberate outreach effort,” Putty added.  “This child was a victim of this war”...
...All those involved were greatly moved by the boy’s spirit and the humanity of the event.
“It affected me,” [Sgt. Michael] Torres said. “It demonstrated the human side of this conflict. The compassion of the American soldiers here and Bagram, and of the local villagers, really showed the pain of all of this.”
Sgt. Anthony Merino, senior medic for Company B, Task Force 3-66, 172nd Infantry Brigade,
and Capt. Giles Wright, Company B commander, pose for a picture at COP Kushamond, Paktika province, Afghanistan, with Matten, an eight-year-old Afghan boy whose face was severely damaged and blinded by an insurgent IED. Merino saved Matten’s life, but the insurgent IED blinded him.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. David Barnes)
h/t Tom
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