posted on 10/05/2003 4:53:38 AM PDT
After the embedded reporters left, the reports coming out had no context. The reporters didn't understand the situation. They had no sense of what was actually going on and they didn't seem to care. - back to 'business as usual' for the media then?
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posted on 10/05/2003 4:58:39 AM PDT
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If the American public is deprived of a view of its heroes, who won a war and are winning the peace, they will, sooner or later, abandon the fight. - That's the media's plan!
To: Ragtime Cowgirl
posted on 10/05/2003 8:05:43 AM PDT
posted on 10/05/2003 8:14:36 AM PDT
Thanks for posting this great article. It is one of only a handful of accurate articles that I have read since the fighting ended.
"By targeting GIs and supporters of the Iraqi Governing Council, these forces are working to create a perception of mayhem and chaos that flies in the face of the actual progress on the ground." Unfortunately, the media is a willing co-conspirator. "Grimsley notes ruefully that after the embedded reporters left, the brigade had great difficulty persuading journalists to accompany his men on their missions to report on what they were doing. 'They were all living in the Palestine Hotel and did not want to leave,' he says of the reporters. 'We had to beg them to come out with us. And on a number of occasions when they did come, and we knew that they had written up what they had seen, we found that for whatever reason, their newspapers did not publish their stories.'"
posted on 10/05/2003 9:18:05 AM PDT
by Voice in your head
("The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage." - Thucydides)
The AMAZING feat accomplished by our military in defeating IRAQ and the equally AMAZING job of policing and REBUILDING from scratch a country the size of California is one for the HISTORY books. If only NON LIBERAL PROFESSORS write those books that is.
posted on 10/05/2003 12:54:30 PM PDT
posted on 10/05/2003 6:53:39 PM PDT
"Our biggest mistake was letting go of the embedded media," says 2-7 executive officer Maj. Kevin Cooney.
Good article, and an interesting point. It's true that once the folks on the ground left and we went back to pressies sitting in a hotel in Baghdad trying to churn out what their (anti-American) editors want them to say, things went downhill fast.
posted on 10/05/2003 7:01:44 PM PDT
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