Monday, March 24, 2003

Government sanctioned...I mean embedded journalists

Salon (Oh, just click past the ad and stop whining) has a good article today about why "embedded journalists" are a bad thing.

With slices instead of the whole, the administration has provided action without context, lots of trees without any forest as one anchorman put it, which is exactly what the president wants. The White House knows that so long as viewers are focusing on the troops, there will be public support for the war, though the one thing the administration might not have bargained for is that when things go badly, a war in montage can look an awful lot like chaos.

Full story here.

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