MIL "If it bleeds, it leads" v.warreportersandthebottomline

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  1. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Below is a blow-by-blow description of how news flows from a dusty street in Iraq to the evening news on your television.

    Cliffs: You get the hollywood version of the news because the real version doesn't pay squat.

    source: http://michaelyon.blogspot.com/2005/05/and-now-for-rest-of-story.html

     
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    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    the original is much more interesting to me.

    I don't like the final 'draft' I'd rather know what actually happened.
     
  3. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    :werd:

    What got me in the full story (follow the link) is that there are tons of great stories over there about soldiers saving the lives of Iraqi's, providing aid and assistance, and going above and beyond for US/Iraq relations, but the lead story will be - yet again - another "US military in a hopeless quandry" story. :squint:
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    :eek3:!

    :werd:

    The first thing I sent to my son was a journal. I told him to write down details about anything that happens during any of his patrols/raids/etc. During his 4 months of working with the Iraqi Commandos in Samarra he made almost daily entries.

    I got it at Barnes & Noble, and used a woodburning iron to engrave the Engineer's Castle and his name.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Perfect! I mean't to ask you to do it but I got busy and forgot. :hs:
     

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