The Media

‘War stories’, Beauchamp, and The New Republic (cont.)

There’s an old Army saying which goes like this:  The difference between a fairy tale and a war story:  A fairy tale begins “Once upon a time”, a war story starts out “No shit, there I was…..” Having said that, The New Republic, PVT Scott Thomas Beauchamp’s “diary” publisher, continues to mitigate his fairy tales: …

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The Media Jihad

Say it ain’t so… Terrorists use Web against ‘idiot’ Americans, fostering anti-war sentiment by posing online as citizens. Islamic terrorists are engaged in a “media jihad” in which they encourage jihadists to pose online as Americans to foster anti-war sentiment in the U.S. Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI, a posting on the Al-Mohajroon …

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Paying for “Prestige” (Updated with a Footnote)

Rosa Brooks, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times wrote the following opinion piece entitled:  “To the rest of the world, we’re cheapskates” (Guess who the “cheapskates” are) …I want to talk about the federal international affairs budget. (We columnists are a sneaky lot.) Let me tell you why you should care about the international …

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