Kat vs Dexter Filkins

Sunday, September 24, 2006

On the left, the 5'0", 89 lb Kat. She spent two years working for a contractor in Iraq and has a few observations to make about Dexter Filkins, intrepid reporter for the NY Times, who has just published a book on his dangerous mission reporting on Iraq, a story of body guards, armored cars, and bomb shelters. A story of reporters holed up in their buildings, piecing together the snippets of news provided by their Iraqi journalist runners. Filkins admits he doesn't know much about what is going on in Iraq and thinks the military is confined to their bases and just as ignorant as he. Kat is not that impressed with Filkins. Nor, reading the military bloggers, does it look to me like the military is holed up on their bases, fearing to stick their heads up over the wall. Its really a shame that the girls go where the manly reporter fears to tread. Says Filkins, "Five people doing a run-of-the-mill story takes forever." Seems to me there were hundreds of run-of-the-mill stories Filkins could have reported without taking forever. He could have ridden with Kat, for instance.

7 comments:

Skookumchuk said...

I could have ridden with Kat, 'cept I'm married and the opposition on the domestic front may have been formidable. I say this because I thought about getting a contractor slot early on, but my wife said "no" in a tone just as bloodcurdling as that of any mad mullah at his pulpit. If not more so. And that pretty much nixed the idea.

Knucklehead said...

Ummm... 2 things. I don't buy the 89 lbs. thing. Five foot nuttin' or otherwise. Next, no obvious piercings or tatoos.

Well, anyway, what was this whole thing all about?

Knucklehead said...

Bummer, I gotta retract the no piercings thing. Sigh... I'll get over it.

chuck said...

I was thinking about 100-105 lbs myself, but didn't see the point in contradicting the lady ;)

Seneca the Younger said...

Got her phone number?

Skookumchuk said...

Chuck:

Yeah, no way is it 89 lb. Doesn't matter.

David Thomson said...

"...news provided by their Iraqi journalist runners."

Yup, I am sure that all of these Iraqis do not have their own agendas. The Communist agent who pretended to be a journalist in Viet Nam just died recently. How many of these "runners" are getting money under the table from Iran and the terrorists?