Scrubbing the Facts to Fit the Narrative

Good strategy is about good information. Once a person or an institution become impervious to certain types of new information, it is doomed because information that is so important that it MUST be filtered out is likely the information that poses the greatest threat. Running away from threatening information by refusing to hear it is perhaps the most self-destructive form of the "flight or fight" reflex. A great example, if you watched any news shows this weekend, you will hear how the ex-commander from Iraq calls the war a "nightmare with no end in sight." However, you will not likely hear one of the major reasons why General Sanches, dismissed after the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, considers the war to be a nightmare. You will hear plenty about his criticism of the administration, but his remarks criticizing the media for their reporting of the war has been scrubbed clean from these reports. As you can see from this transcript, this was a major focus of his speech. As you can see from the link, much of this speech was aimed a the terrible disservice one-sided reporting was doing to America. The money quote:
ALL OF THESE CHALLENGES COMBINED CREATE A MEDIA ENVIRONMENT THAT DOES A TREMENDOUS DISSERVICE TO AMERICA. OVER THE COURSE OF THIS WAR TACTICALLY INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS HAVE BECOME STRATEGIC DEFEATS FOR AMERICA BECAUSE OF THE TREMENDOUS POWER AND IMPACT OF THE MEDIA AND BY EXTENSION YOU THE JOURNALIST.
How do you think the general feels now, after making a speech condemning the slanted reporting in the media to see that his own speech slanted? If government or the military silenced people's voices to protect themselves like the media does, everyone would be justly horrified, but we now live in a country where the media silences voices and twists people's words and no one (especially those in the media) thinks anything about it.