A Skeptical Vietnam Voice Still Echoes in the Fog of Iraq

Filkins, Dexter
June 2007
Nieman Reports;Summer2007, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p87
A reprint of the article "A Skeptical Vietnam Voice Still Echoes in the Fog of Iraq," by Dexter Filkins, which appeared in the April 25, 2007 issue of "The New York Times," is presented. It focuses on the efforts of journalist David Halberstam during the Vietnam War and its effects on the current War in Iraq. The author says that reporters from the U.S. working in Iraq face the same criticisms that have been received by Halberstam. According to U.S. administration supporters, these reporters only report bad news and were cowardly and unpatriotic.


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