May 26, 2004 6:15 AM   Subscribe

Salon offers free subscription to military personnel.
posted by four panels (3 comments total)
that's nice. i'd tell my brother, but he uses his few precious moments of "technology bunker" access each day to email his family, don't think he has time to read salon over there in iraq.

but good for them, for offering a different media source for the troops. they need something to balance out the enforced daily dose of fat, republican, war pig, bush toadie, drug-addict ranting. (oh did i mention i hate limbaugh? sorry, my personal feelings may have colored my description of him some.)
posted by caution live frogs at 9:13 AM on May 26, 2004

After living with just AFN radio for two years, I can tell you that most of the time it was much more preferable to just keep the radio off rather than listen to the format selected for us.

God bless CDs, MP3s, and the associated players.

As for the offer, there are still quite a few soldiers overseas (Germany, Korea, etc) that still have regular access to Salon. I can only hope that it opens the eyes of at least one soldier.
posted by rowEn at 10:45 AM on May 26, 2004

What jerks those Salon people are...did it ever occur to them that many people in the military WANT to listent to Rush Limbaugh? Sheesh...from the article, you'd think that the troops overseas are being strapped down with toothpicks propping their eyes open and being force-fed a steady diet of right-wing propaganda and visual imagery of...something.

Military personnel are PEOPLE who are extrememly capable of thinking for themselves, making their own decisions, and choosing what media outlets to watch/listen/etc. There isn't a troop in the world that doesn't have access to a wide variety of news & entertainment sources.

But -- much to the Left's dismay -- there are far more military personnel whose values more closely align with "conservative" ideology than "liberal" ideology. Not everyone, not all the time, but IN GENERAL, it's true. So it's hardly suprising that many of them enjoy listening to a broadcaster like Rush.

Why is this news, or somehow "surprising?"
posted by davidmsc at 3:27 PM on May 26, 2004

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