This is coolbert:
From a StrategyPage article satire directed at the Main Stream Media [MSM] what it is called, how the allied landings at Normandy, 6 June 1944 would probably have been reported on today.
The modern MSM seen as having an unhealthy obsession with trivialities, superficiality, appearance, sensationalism and controversy, contrived or otherwise. Also almost a fascination with and a desire to accentuate the negative while avoiding any coverage of the positive.
"The bubble-headed bleach blond comes on at five, speaks about the plane crash with a gleam in her eye!!"
"If D-Day Had Been Reported On Today - - by William A. Mayer."
"Tragic French Offensive Stalled on Beaches (Normandy, France - June 6, 1944) - Pandemonium, shock and sheer terror predominate today's events in Europe."
And as listed by Mr. Mayer events of 6 June not all going well for the allied troops:
* "soldiers of the 1st and 29th Infantry as well as Army Rangers are now bogged down and sustaining heavy casualties inflicted on them"
* "U.S. Naval gunships have inflicted many friendly fire casualties"
* "elements of the 82nd and 101st Airborne seemed to be in disarray as they missed their primary drop zones"
Worthy in addition to the article by Mr. Mayer just on 6 June alone:
* An entire battalion of amphibious Sherman tanks foundering and sunk, NOT ONE reaching shore.
* Army Rangers scaling the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc assaulting an objective enemy gun emplacements from which the guns had been moved previous. Casualties deemed normally catastrophic [50 %] and all for nothing..
* Each and every bomb dropped by the massed allied air forces [6 June] missed their targets altogether.
* That most major objective [British] of Caen not captured on the first day as planned but not until a month later.
American landings on Omaha beach faring poorly, that performance of U.S. soldiers less than satisfactory, even more so when considering the quality of the opposition!
* German units of the 352nd Division opposite the American landings at Omaha beach were predominantly conscripts, teenagers malnourished and considered physically capable of DEFENSIVE action only.
Important too in that month subsequent to the D-Day landings of 6 June all not well with the Normandy campaign, failure and even debacle quite common:
* Four thousand Frenchwomen raped by allied soldiers during the
Normandy campaign. [in FOUR years of German occupation a total of
400 Frenchwomen were raped by German troops.]
* The somewhat significant French town of St. Lo reduced to kindling. "We had to destroy the
town to save it!"
* French fascists in civilian dress surreptitiously and accurately directing German artillery
fire on allied troops. "Some of the French don't want us there!" [some might be one
or two but to the MSM one or two is one or two too many!]
* During the allied breakthrough offensive Cobra the massed air forces of the allies bombed
friendly positions with a lot of casualties, also killing a lot of French civilians in the process..
* The coastal city of Cherbourg considered essential for further military operations but when captured that port facility rendered unusable by German sabotage. Allied coup de main not successful!
* British offensive [Canadian tank crews] action Operation Goodwood, 400 allied tanks destroyed in three days,
objective not reached.
Those journalists embedded [that word would not have been used at the time] with the allied forces having the same status as a staff officer, wearing uniforms, being given proper and appropriate deference, etc. AND not so eager to concern themselves with "trivialities, superficiality, appearance, sensationalism and controversy"