Journalism Versus Reality in Iraq .

#1
As a result of this clash of cultures, reporters are increasingly seen as a potentially dangerous enemy. For the troops, this is already accepted as true for many Arab journalists. Some of those have been arrested for hostile activity, or later revealed as al Qaeda agents. European journalists are seen as particularly clueless, so wrapped up in their anti-American fantasies, that communication is nearly impossible. But after watching a CNN clip on the net, or viewing an online story from the New York Times or Washington Post, it’s hard to view U.S. journalists as fellow Americans
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http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htiw/articles/20051120.aspx


These are links to the Bio of the people who write Strategy Page . You decided how credible they are.
http://jimdunnigan.com/bio.htm#top

http://www.austinbay.net/about.html
 
#2
NEO_CON said:
As a result of this clash of cultures, reporters are increasingly seen as a potentially dangerous enemy. For the troops, this is already accepted as true for many Arab journalists. Some of those have been arrested for hostile activity, or later revealed as al Qaeda agents. European journalists are seen as particularly clueless, so wrapped up in their anti-American fantasies, that communication is nearly impossible. But after watching a CNN clip on the net, or viewing an online story from the New York Times or Washington Post, it’s hard to view U.S. journalists as fellow Americans
I wonder which specific CNN, WaPo or NYT stories he has in mind.

Surely not the stories Judith Miller, recently of the NYT, wrote which repeated and amplified administration claims about Iraqi nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons-making equipment, mobile biological weapons production laboratories, etc.

WaPo was banging the war drums pretty hard as well.
 
#4
I wonder which specific CNN, WaPo or NYT stories he has in mind.

Surely not the stories Judith Miller, recently of the NYT, wrote which repeated and amplified administration claims about Iraqi nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons-making equipment, mobile biological weapons production laboratories, etc.

WaPo was banging the war drums pretty hard as well.
I guess now, maybe they have tilted real hard the other way to compensate ,which adds up to none of their reporting has been accurate. A wonderful record.
 
#6
but I bet yoU quoted them when their reports suited your pro-Bush views NEO.....
They have never been pro bush though at one time I think just the Washington Post editorialize in favor of going to Iraq. That lasted for about 3 days before it was a quagmire and there was going to be a civil war. That has been the line ever since.
 
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NEO_CON said:
As a result of this clash of cultures, reporters are increasingly seen as a potentially dangerous enemy. For the troops, this is already accepted as true for many Arab journalists. Some of those have been arrested for hostile activity, or later revealed as al Qaeda agents. European journalists are seen as particularly clueless, so wrapped up in their anti-American fantasies, that communication is nearly impossible. But after watching a CNN clip on the net, or viewing an online story from the New York Times or Washington Post, it’s hard to view U.S. journalists as fellow Americans
.

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htiw/articles/20051120.aspx


These are links to the Bio of the people who write Strategy Page . You decided how credible they are.
http://jimdunnigan.com/bio.htm#top

http://www.austinbay.net/about.html
An accountant and wargamer and someone with a Bachelor's degree in History. That's me impressed. :roll:

You really don't have a clue about what democracy and a free society is supposed to be about ,do you?
 
#8
An accountant and wargamer and someone with a Bachelor's degree in History. That's me impressed.

You really don't have a clue about what democracy and a free society is supposed to be about ,do you?
I put the sources up there to give you the information so you can judge for yourself. I do think that is what democracy and free society is about. Even the rabble have a opinion , they can from time to time, govern themselves very successfully.

Please educate me and tell me what democracy and a free society is about from what I am sure is a very impressive source.
 
#9
I'm a wargamer... (And on a list with him)

He's quite a published author at this point, and considered something of an authority on some subjects. Whether this applies to journalism relations, I'm not so sure.

NTM
 
#10
NEO_CON said:
but I bet yoU quoted them when their reports suited your pro-Bush views NEO.....
They have never been pro bush though at one time I think just the Washington Post editorialize in favor of going to Iraq. That lasted for about 3 days before it was a quagmire and there was going to be a civil war. That has been the line ever since.
So they were right then.......That must hurt.....
 
#11
California_Tanker said:
I'm a wargamer... (And on a list with him)

He's quite a published author at this point, and considered something of an authority on some subjects. Whether this applies to journalism relations, I'm not so sure.

NTM
An authority? That is like an expert i.e. someone who comes from more than fifteen miles away. N.B. A world-recognised expert is someone who comes from more than fifteen miles away and brings coloured slides.
 

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