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December 13, 2007

Another Fake Massacre In Iraq

Journalism.

Neal Gabler, the prissy pussy from FoxNews, is forever defending reporters' mistakes in Iraq on the grounds that they're "brave" for reporting from there at all. His death-wish for William Kristol -- "go report from Iraq without body armor or an escort and I'll attend your funeral" -- is emblematic of this.

With all due respect no respect whatsoever to Little Johnny Shoe-Inserts, it seems to me that only reporters who actually brave anything should be credited with bravery. I'm not sure why I should praise a group of people who never leaves the confines of the relatively safe Green Zone for the dauntlessness. Even when reported "massacres" are less than two hours away along a major highway, they just sit in their hotel rooms and type up claims made by local stringers told to them over the phone.

There is an elevated risk of death in the Green Zone. But it's not exactly perilous, either.

If they're not actually going to go out and collect information where it can actually be found, why bother with the whole charade of basing them in the Green Zone at all? They can type up telephonic tips from stringers just as easily from New York, can't they?


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