I just completed the requirements for my Master’s in Mythological Studies. So presuming I pass the papers I am about to submit, you may now contact me if you have any mythology you need mastered!
Archives for September 24, 2006
I can’t say I’m surprised by this report. Only NINE reporters are currently embedded with US forces in Iraq actually covering the War on Terror from the front lines. And four of the nine were reporters from Armed Forces news media.
Pajamas Media, in the course of a casual conversation with a Marine Corps information officer who tracks the number of embedded reporters in Iraq, learned the real number of embedded reporters covering the Iraq story on September 19, 2006. It was, according to the officer, a fairly typical day. To illustrate his point, he provided Pajamas Media with the illustration he uses to brief with on the state of media embedding in Iraq.
Here’s the chart (CLICK HERE TO VIEW) showing who the nine embedded reporters were covering all of Iraq on 9/19/2006. You’ll see that of those 9 reporters, 3 were from the Armed Forces’ Stars & Stripes, 1 from AFN (Armed Force Network), 1 from the Charlotte Observer, 1 from the BBC, 1 from the AP, 1 from RAI, and 1 from Polish Radio. All the rest of the “coverage” of the Iraq war on that day came from reporters hunkered down in the hotels and other locations under the rubric “Baghdad News Bureaus.”
The Charlotte Observer is the only American newspaper (local or national) that has reporters embedded in Iraq covering the real news. Where is the New York Times? USA Today? Washington Post? LA Times? Hiding in their hotel rooms in Baghdad.
No wonder we aren’t getting a full and truthful picture from Iraq. These “professional journalists” aren’t doing their jobs and are violating their public duty to give us the truth.
Jonah Goldberg took down Jim McGreevey on Friday in a very insightful column. He received this most interesting comment from a reader of The Corner at National Review Online.
As a gay liberal NRO-reader, thank you for the superbly sensiscal column on Governor McGreevey. The man’s a schmuck, and a schmuck on a publicity blitz at that. But don’t hold your breath waiting for much condemnation from mainstream gay organizations. Most voting gays know only that McGreevey came out and are unfamiliar with the Governor’s, ah, unique regard for the law. Meanwhile, certain swaths of the web-using left* have tagged McGreevey as a good guy. Educating the gay community is expensive, time-consuming work, and talking sense into the lefty blogosphere is a theoretical proposition, so why would the HRC or anyone else waste time on this, especially in an election year? In other words, “McGreevey who?”
I don’t even mind the political calculus. That I understand. But this guy’s going to make more money than Lily Tomlin this year, no matter who does more good for homosexuals and humanity in general. I don’t know how to square that with a just and loving God.
* These are the people who think anything written on NRO is ipso facto batsh*t crazy, that Martin Peretz is Mata Hari sans boobies, and aren’t nearly as much fun at parties as they like to think.
Now this guy is funny! Sounds like a well-educated GayPatriot reader to me!