Chris Hedges on the Larry King show

  1. Larry King had a NY times reporter on his show tonight. This guy called the reporting from Iraq "terrible". He just oozed poison from his veins when he talked about how the embedded reporters were controlled by their military handlers. I found it very disturbing that a writer who has been sitting at a desk for the past month would be so critical of other reporters while they are still putting their lives on the line. Many, many reporters have actually been killed or maimed in line of duty. It was almost as if he was filled with envy and jealously of their celebrity status. Did anyone else see it? What did you think?
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  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    I did not see the show. There are reporters who are not imbeded with forces.
    It reminds me of the story of the blind men describing the elephant. There is so much of interest and importance no one reporter can possibly give more than a small fraction of the picture.
    Here are some links to articles from reporters not with troops. An imbedded reporter also showed som on TV news:
    Written by a British reporter :
    Our troops forced to assume a new role.
    A civilisation torn to pieces
    Baghdad, reports Robert Fisk, is a city at war with itself, at the mercy of thieves and gunmen. And, in the city's most important museum, something truly terrible has taken place

    13 April 2003
    They lie across the floor in tens of thousands of pieces, the priceless antiquities of Iraq's history. The looters had gone from shelf to shelf, systematically pulling down the statues and pots and amphorae of the Assyrians and the Babylonians, the Sumerians, the Medes, the Persians and the Greeks and hurling the on to the concrete.
    (click link to continue)
    And a reporter in Qatar