How awful is the Iraqi war reporting? The always interesting YARGB blog does an analysis of the fake insurgency in Ramadi, concluding:
This war has apparently gotten to the point that the insurgents don't need to actually do military operations at all in order to produce the information warfare effects they want. It's infinitely much less taxing if you can get coverage of your "massive assault" by producing some home movies that don't even show combat. Or at least, it's much less taxing if you can depend on someone deciding the footage is "too good to check."
I think truepeer's point is made, once again, by this story: there is an information war going on; for whatever reasons, it looks increasingly like the legacy media is on one side, and the people who hope for victory in Iraq and liberty for the Middle East are on the other.
Clarice Feldman 12 04 05