Media Exploits Plight Of Afghanistan Women To Justify War

Ephrom Josine
6 min readAug 25, 2021

It’s no secret that the mainstream media has really dropped the ball regarding its coverage of the withdraw from Afghanistan. The entire mainstream media — especially Fox News and CNN — have all decided that Biden’s obviously in the wrong when it comes to this issue, and have dedicated as much time as possible to making sure their views “know” it.

As it stands, the Afghanistan withdraw has not been the best — but I still stand by it’s as good as it could have been given what Joe Biden has been up against. The end to Afghanistan was always going to look messy, and Joe Biden is simply the President who has to deal with that. Although there certainly were steps all four Presidents could have taken — especially Donald Trump, who caused five thousand Taliban prisoners to be released during his administration — that would have slowed down a Taliban takeover, anyone who acts like such a thing still wasn’t inevitable has no understanding of the history of the region.

An 8/23/2021 article from Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting documents how the American media recently began focusing on the horrible treatment of women under the Taliban government after President Biden began to pull the military out of that country. As the article points out:

According to a Nexis search, TV news shows aired more segments that mentioned women’s rights in the same sentence as Afghanistan in the last seven days (42) than in the previous seven years (37).

Of course, all of this is nothing more than an attempt to move the goalpost from why we first entered Afghanistan. Originally, the American people were told that we had to invade Afghanistan because the Taliban government was harboring Osama Bin Laden — the man who lead Al-Qaeda, who were responsible for the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001. Mind you, the Taliban offered to hand Bin Laden over to the United States just before the invasion, Bin Laden later admitted that the Taliban had no involvement with the attacks on 9/11/2001, and Bin Laden had not even been in Afghanistan since late 2001. On 5/2/2011, Osama Bin Laden was killed by the United States military while in Pakistan — and yet, the United States remained in Afghanistan for over a decade after.

Ephrom Josine

Political Commentator; Follow My Twitter: @EphromJosine1