23 March, 2007

Silencing a Great Reporter?

I've put up a longer post about this at The Flight Deck, but this should whet your appetite:

We're in the middle of a war that we are by all expert accounts losing on the propaganda front. Would General Vincent Brooks rather have an honest, patriotic, hands-on reporter with a thorough knowledge of military matters reporting on Iraq, or does he prefer the Green Zone bubbas who pay Iraqi stringers of questionable background and affiliations to gather their info for them? If it's the latter, he's either stupid, ignorant or petty... none of which are encouraging qualities in a general officer, particularly in the middle of a war zone. Come on, General Brooks; I'd bet you're better than that.

More here.