Oh, Shut Up
To do a show from Iraq means to talk to the Iraqi military, to go out with the Iraqi military, to actually have a conversation with the people instead of reporting from hotel balconies about the latest IEDs going off.
Conservative talking head Laura Ingraham on The Today Show, March, 2006.
Since the start of the war in 2003, 71 journalists have been killed in Iraq, a figure that does not even include the more than two dozen members of news media support staff who have also died, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. That number is more than the 63 killed in Vietnam, the 17 killed in Korea, and even the 69 killed in World War II, according to Freedom Forum, a nonpartisan free speech advocacy group.
"Iraq Becomes Deadliest of Modern Wars for Journalists," by Marc Santora and Bill Carter. New York Times, 30 May 2006.
I guess those hotel balconies are a lot more dangerous than Laura Ingraham seems to think . . .
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