Thursday, February 10, 2005

Best of the Blogs

Frank J has published quite possibly the best article on Eason Jordan's claims that Marines are targeting reporters. Here it is in its entirety. I cannot compete with this. Insert humble bow here.

Gotta Target Something
I had to assume that someone as esteemed as Eason Jordan of CNN was telling the truth, so I asked a number of troops why they target reporters. The common answers given happened to be ten in number, so:

THE TOP TEN REASONS GIVEN BY U.S. TROOPS FOR TARGETING REPORTERS

10. "A bullet is just the same as saying, 'No comment.'"

9. "One person’s Reuters reporter is another person's terrorist."

8. "It's a common sentiment among Marines that the coverage of the Michael Jackson trial is particularly slanted."

7. "Those cameras look quite a bit like a rocket launchers... you know, if you squint a bit and ignore the reflection off the lens."

6. "Running out of other targets."

5. "Actually targeting any anti-American wackos, but reporters just happen to be the most available examples."

4. "One asked me what kind of tree I would be, and I didn't take a liking to it."

3. "Was cleaning the tank and it accidentally went off. What of it?"

2. "They were unable to answer who won the last World Series, so I assumed them to be Soviet spies."

And the number one reason given by U.S. troops for targeting reporters…

"They're reporters."


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