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The Mrs already pointed this out in the Dawn Patrol, but don't miss the comments on this entry at The War Tapes blog. You'll find a group of soldiers correcting numerous "inaccuracies" in media coverage of themselves.
the New York TIMES did an article about 3 men in my unit (69th Infantry, NYARNG) after we got back from Iraq, and I was one of them. The reporter seemed to go to some trouble to get things right while he was interviewing me, but the story went through a couple of layers of editors on its way to print. They wanted a nice, neat story: one guy's fine, one guy's moderately troubled, and one guy is all messed up. Well, I was the latter, and not too pleased to be portrayed that way. For example, they made it look like I hadn't been working for a couple of months because I was too depressed, when in fact I hadn't been working because I was waiting to have knee surgery.Many more at the link.
The entire 69th was the victim of an even bigger media lie - CBS' bogus story about the Airport Road in Baghdad.
But media "misquotes" of individual soldiers is nothing new. Here's an example from CNN.
If you want the real deal, go see The War Tapes. The feedback on the film I've gotten from military folks who've seen it has been 100% positive.
Finally we are going to have something from the viewpoint of the folks who are there on the ground doing all the grunt work! We are way too reliant on MSM for news on Iraq and it is very clearly one-sided. I for one am so proud of what our military is doing to fight terrorism and spread freedom in Iraq. Two seemingly impossible tasks and they are kicking butt! I am so proud of every one of you! Stay strong!Posted by Luv2Box at May 6, 2006 02:19 AM
I sure do hope the film will come around to my little out of the way part of the world. If not, I will be first in line to buy the DVD when it comes out. Actually, I will buy the DVD whether or not I see the film in a theater.Posted by Maggie45 at May 7, 2006 08:02 PM
It will be great for the American public to see the actual story in Iraq through the eye of the soldiers. I am hoping this movie will be a wake up call to the public on the inaccuracies in the MSM reporting in Iraq.Posted by bean82 at May 10, 2006 01:47 AM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(3) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)