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CNN juxtaposes Iraq and Vietnam

Wounded arrive in GermanyThis morning, CNN finally stepped up to the reality plate.

Between 10am and 10:30am EST, CNN cablecasted live footage of wounded soldiers from yesterday's attack in Mosul arriving in snow-swept Germany. What was more unusual was that they aired live split-screen footage of the annual dedication at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC, during which messages were read aloud to fallen soldiers and memorialized on a ceremonial Christmas tree.

Finally, a mainstream media outlet spends a little time covering the war as they should've been all along. The two events happened at the same time, but rather than to run one or the other as a taped item later, they chose to set them side-by-side.