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The Media and The War
| April 10, 2003
| Thomas Sowell
Posted on 04/10/2003 4:24:52 AM PDT by arasina
The recent deaths of journalists in Baghdad are more than just personal tragedies. Both the chances that these journalists have taken and the indignant reactions by the surviving journalists are a sad sign of a growing lack of realism in our times, especially among the intelligentsia in the media and in academia.
More than a century after General Sherman said, "War is hell," it still seems to come as a great shock to some people when journalists get killed in the middle of a battle zone. The fact that they were warned beforehand by American authorities that no special provision could be made for their safety seems to have been like water off a duck's back.
When a soldier is being shot at and he looks around and finds someone pointing something at him, he shoots back immediately. He had better, if he wants to come home alive after this is all over.
(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...
TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baghdadbob; embeddedreporters; iraq; journalists; media; thomassowell; thomassowelllist; warcoverage; warlist
Thomas Sowell right on the mark again!
posted on 04/10/2003 4:24:52 AM PDT
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posted on 04/10/2003 4:26:14 AM PDT
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"When you point something at a soldier who is under fire, you do so at your own risk."
posted on 04/10/2003 5:02:01 AM PDT
the intelligentsia in the media and in academia.
The intelligentsia aren't very intelligent if they can't figure out that:
A sniper's shot won't be heard by those who are near him if he uses a silencer.
posted on 04/10/2003 5:47:32 AM PDT
(Saddam's latest message was a very simple one: ... --- ... ... --- ... ... --- ...)
As usual, the great man goes straight to the heart of the matter. This is a must read.
posted on 04/10/2003 6:59:59 AM PDT
He needs to talk to Christine Aramanpour from CNN who was indignant that there should be an immediate international investigation into what happened at the Palestine Hotel.
She did her best to insinuate that it was somewhow linked to the US government's lack of real policy regarding the protection of civilians.
And as usual, Wolf Blitzer listened to her in rapt attention. Barf.
posted on 04/10/2003 7:20:22 AM PDT
"He needs to talk to Christine Aramanpour from CNN who was indignant that there should be an immediate international investigation into what happened at the Palestine Hotel."
I am amazed that Ms. Ammanpour has not given birth to dozens of Arab children by now. Word is that she's tried to SO hard over the years...
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posted on 04/10/2003 7:35:16 AM PDT
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posted on 04/10/2003 11:20:19 PM PDT
(Where is Saddam? and where is Tom Daschle?)
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