Sunday, January 04, 2009

Do you ever wonder why?

Been wondering why the American public has no clue what is really going on in Iraq (or anywhere else in the world)?

Check out yesterday's Doonesbury for a clue.

It's not just Faux Noise, though they are the worst. The corporate media overall can't be bothered to do actual reporting. One exception of note is the McClatchy folk who chronicle the reality on a daily basis. Cf. the Iraq desk of their DC bureau and their blog:
"Inside Iraq" is a blog updated by Iraqi journalists working for McClatchy Newspapers. They are based in Baghdad and outlying provinces. These are firsthand accounts of their experiences. Their complete names are withheld for security purposes.
Admittedly, I get McClatchy information almost entirely second-hand via Juan Cole.

Anyway, I thought Gary Trudeau did a bang-up job in last week's strip about reporting on the plight of Iraqi Christians in exile.
--the BB

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