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Roger is right, this sort of stuff may be dismissed by most Americans who see the utter absurdity of it, but it plays very well to an international audience eager to believe that the US is the Great Satan, or something by which their Nazi forefathers might not look so bad in comparison.
I, of course, target journalists all the time. But I use words - the same weapons they do, so all's fair.
Update: Speaking of targeting journalists, in my humble opinion Iraqi and Military bloggers provided the real story of the elections in Iraq, as journalists wrote excuses why they were too frightened to be out on the streets. (So I suppose we could be accused of violating some sort of union rules, or guild rules, or something...)
Here, the coverage of the Iraqi elections from military bloggers. CNN couldn't touch this.
Mudville's countdown to the elections was actually my look at what was going on compared to what was being reported in the media, and ended with my prediction of success:
Eight - Delivering the ballots
Seven - Fighting back against the insurgents, the story the media doesn't tell
Six - Pre-election rhetoric from the media and some American politicians
Five - Democracy comes to Iraq from Ukraine
Four - How to identify a defeated foe, and how the media treats them
Three - Is the left really opposed to democracy in Iraq?
Two - A GI's daughter speaks up.
One - Good vs Evil, and who's on which side
Americans Blogging election day in Iraq (This is the good stuff):
Cigars in the Sand - Note this links the entire January archive with tons of separate posts and photos from election day.
I Should Have Stayed Home... - Once again, the entire January archive.
Around Iraq & Around the World - Mrs G provided a great collection of links.
Iraq Speaks - How can I offer my comments on this day when there are so many poets in the cradle of civilization?
The Day After
We're not targeting journalists - we're just leaving them in the dust.
Are bloggers journalists? The answer is an emphatic "No".