QandO: "Given that most of the editors haven't been to Iraq either, one has to begin wondering about agendas when generally positive events either go unreported or are spun into generally negative events. I'm not going to claim some grand conspiracy among editors and the like, that's just unlikely. But I am going to put forward a theory that since Vietnam, a certain type of individual has been drawn toward the profession of journalism and that person is now ending up in the editor's chair of many major news organizations. One only has to review the reporting and the press's general antipathy (and sometimes overt hostility) toward the military of that time to understand my thesis. Its a culture that, while mostly hidden now because, well you know, we all support the troops, still exists and has its way with the news out of Iraq."
Thoughts from the ammo line
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