They're in the Army Now

April 2003
National Review;4/21/2003, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p32
This article criticizes the caliber of journalists embedded with allied troops in the Iraq War. An open breach of the basic ground rules for embedded media took place in the 101st Airborne Division. But through these embedded journalists, the American public got an uninterrupted first hand reports of the war. Some media outlets made wise and careful choices about the people to be sent to Iraq. A lot of soldiers start out suspicious of reporters. Cable News Network, for instance, embedded a correspondent with an Army mechanized unit, who is himself a Marine reservist. In today's media, few people know or care enough about the military to recognize journalistic malpractice.


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