US reporters say they don’t want to be embedded with US troops because they’re afraid they’ll begin to compromise their objectivity. That they’re willing to concede their objectivity –such as it is–can be compromised is a laudable admission, but what’s sad is instead of being embedded with their countrymen they depend upon stringers with ties to the insurgents to get their “news.”
Here’s one of more notorious examples when CNN took insurgent tape or a sniper and showed it on TV. This while they stay in their hotel rooms and file “their” reports. In other words, our media have thrown in with the Pallywood, Hezbollywood set. Apparently that does not constitute compromising their objectivity.
Here are my previous posts on this: