The Risks in Reporting Real Stories in Baghdad
General Zinni became the latest man to say: " I think the American media is being made a scapegoat for what's going on out there."
"By conservative counts, nearly 200 civilian men have been executed in the past two weeks and dumped on Baghdad's streets. Many have been hogtied. Some have had acid splashed on their faces. Others have been found without toes, fingers, eyes." Gettleman, who had been away from Iraq for more than a year, wrote that something fundamental had changed: The violence had "turned inward" into sectarian warfare...That is what the Iraqis see every night---But a reporter's job is to tell the truth, even when it hurts. Americans should be grateful that reporters such as Jill Carroll are risking their lives to chronicle this agonizing story -- and tell Americans not what they want to hear, but what they need to know...read on"
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