Michael Yon is a journalist you have never heard of, but his stories are pivotal to understanding liberal mainstream media bias and their effort against the war in Iraq.

Yon has documented stories of atrocities by Al Qaeda in Iraq, through photos, descriptions, and interviews, that are astonishingly newsworthy. They help the public understand the true nature of the Islamic threat in Iraq, and why we continue the good fight.

This gruesome report was covered in the National Review.

The official reported that on a couple of occasions in Baqubah, al Qaeda invited to lunch families they wanted to convert to their way of thinking. In each instance, the family had a boy, he said, who was about eleven years old. As Lt. David Wallach interpreted the man’s words, I saw Wallach go blank and silent. He stopped interpreting for a moment. I asked Wallach, “What did he say?�? Wallach said that at these luncheons, the families were sat down to eat. And then their boy was brought in with his mouth stuffed. The boy had been baked. Al Qaeda served the boy to his family.

The problem is you will never read or hear about Michael Yon’s reporting in the New York Times, Washington Post, or any of the alphabest soup that makes up our television news stations. And why is that?

The story of Al Qaeda atrocities does not fit into the picture that the mainstream media is trying to portray of Iraq. It does not suit the political agenda of the Democrats who run the news reporting in the United States. They are after all, 90% Democrat, and they are obsessively anti-war in their reporting.

If you read nothing else today, read Michael Yon’s reporting on how Al Qaeda slaughter an entire village of men, women, children, and livestock, and boobytrapped the bodies of children.

Were Michael Yon reporting on atrocities by the U.S. military, or the government nominally in charge of Iraq, you can bet this would lead the evening news on CBS, NBC, and CNN. A daily mantra would appear above the fold in the New York Times, and the reporter would be in the running for a Pulitzer Prize.

But not Michael Yon. He dares to report a story that does not fit into the biased rabbit hole of our mainstream news reporters.

The Discovery Institute excuses the liberal bias by offering a theory of “differing context.” It is worth a read but is utter hogwash.

Yon’s story doesn’t get attention because it is humiliating. It is humiliating because it is obvious that we media … can’t do squat about such determined use of force. Our words, images, arguments and skills can’t stop the killing … [so instead] we focus our emotions and attention on the somewhat-bad domestic things that we can ‘fix’ … such as Abu Ghraib, wiretapping, etc. When we ‘fix’ them, then we get status, applause, power, new jobs, ego, etc.