Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The Reality of War and Censorship
(Thanks to Peter Coates and Fred Reed for the inspiration)
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I, as always, appreciate a mention. Yes the public is fed Pentagon Propaganda due to the system of embedding "war correspondents" in field units. Such "war correspondents" know that if they write the wrong thing they could lose their position in the unit and be booted out of the theatre (Iraq or Afgh) altogether.
Iraq/Afgh has a ways to compared to Vietnam. Vietnam had a large US press corp that could almost go anywhere switching between units. Also Vietnam had the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagon_Papers written about it that gave that War a bad name. Iraq/Afgh's 6,000? US deaths does not approach Vietnam's 50,000 deaths yet.
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