9/29/2005

Daily Kos: So much for the "embedded media."

So much for the "embedded media."
by wardeo
Wed Sep 28th, 2005 at 09:46:46 CDT

The Guardian UK has an interesting yet disturbing article today:
US forces 'out of control', says Reuters chief

Reuters has told the US government that American forces' conduct towards journalists in Iraq is "spiralling out of control" and preventing full coverage of the war reaching the public.

The detention and accidental shootings of journalists is limiting how journalists can operate, wrote David Schlesinger, the Reuters global managing editor, in a letter to Senator John Warner, head of the armed services committee.

Mr Schlesinger urged the senator to raise the concerns with Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who is due to testify to the committee this Thursday.

So basically it was fine for the media to cover the war when it was supposedly good PR. But now, with everyone seeming to realize the true quagmire we're in, things are taking a different tack:

Daily Kos: So much for the "embedded media."

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