FK – As far as I could tell the in country ‘reporters’ of the first gulf war were all on a leash. I suppose there were some free lancers running around. One Saudi told me he had a lot of trouble with his rental cars disappearing in the desert or being abandoned in Kuwait after the renters simply took a flight out or whatever….
The point being that after Vietnam the military sought to rightly ‘control’ the commie newswhores. They should’ve been wearing targets in Nam. But then we shouldn’ve kept our troops home from Korea and S.E. Asia and had them hunt and kill the commie insurrectionists here first.
But there haven’t been any men in this country for a very long time. They let the infiltrator newswhores destroy McCarthy when he was right as was later proven.
No, the military that serves the military industrial complex isn’t angelic. The propaganda stream has had its share of sharks since the birth of the modern not-so-free press. Most newspapers of the 18th and 19th centuries were founded to back one side or another. So there’s never been any such thing as an unbiased reporter, and no ‘golden age’ of journalism.
Sometimes the light is shined on the cockroaches but usually they run the lights.