Time to focus on the war against terrorism

Author says the media should be reporting on the failed attempts of terrorists to enter our country thanks to security initiatives.

Dear Editor

In a nutshell: The media is in flow blown mode covering our airwaves with a successful ISIS attack (in the eyes of ISIS) why does ISIS not attack the White House, Government buildings of their enemies…because they are afraid of failure. That being said they have FAILED many, many times…many attacks are being thwarted. Why does our media not downplay the ISIS killings and cover the hell out of every failure! When an attack is stopped…plaster it with coverage…put ISIS failures on the front page! This is war and if the media doesn’t join forces we will be hard pressed to stop the recruiting. I would suggest that although many ISIS are being killed by air and ground you may have just as many new ISIS members being recruited…many not because of their beliefs but because they can feel important, obtain notoriety which the media seems none to hesitant to provide and become a part of a family that takes care of them…heaps them with attention, training…maybe even love as twisted as this may seem.

Unless the media takes the ISIS “successful attacks” OFF the front page and replaces them with ISIS FAILURES I fear we have little chance of winning this war anytime soon!

Believe me…If ISIS feels they have a chance of great success with an attack that is high profile…the Eiffel Tower, the White House, an NFL Game…they will not hesitate to carry out an attack.

The media will them give them just what they want…a showcase of the power they possess…a brutal, killing machine agenda that can’t be stopped.

I fear we are close to this as I speak.

I ask TV stations…radio stations…newspapers, magazines…adjust your priorities…is this about selling advertising, getting ratings or is this a time to do your part to save lives!

I would suggest policy should address the saving of lives as the highest of priorities!

Especially lives all innocent!

Steve Rice

Spences Bridge