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11-20-2005, 02:20 PM
A twofer - Austin Bay (http://austinbay.net/blog) and Jim Dunnigan of Strategy Page (http://www.strategypage.com/) - The E-mail Weapon: Troops Tackle Bad Media (http://austinbay.net/blog/?p=704).

After my return from Iraq I received phone calls and emails from military friends as they either came back to the US on leave or finished their tours and re-deployed “Stateside.” The typical phone call went like this: “I’m back. It’s great to be home. What’s up? How are you doing?” Then, the conversation quickly moved on to: “What’s with the press and Iraq?” The press usually meant television. On tv Iraq looked like it was going to Hell in a handbasket of flame and brutality; however, the images of carnage didn’t square with the troops’ experience.

Today on StrategyPage, my good friend Jim Dunnigan takes on the subject of “troop/press dissonance” from his typically idiosyncratic angle. I’m going to quote from “There’s more going on in Iraq than a media event” at length. (As the essay notes, there is also more going on in Iraq than a war.) Visit StrategyPage and read the second story, “Journalism versus Reality.”

11-20-2005, 03:56 PM
An oldie but goodie from SWJ friends John and Allen at Cox and Forkum (http://www.coxandforkum.com)

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