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The W - Current Events & Politics - Geraldo and Olie in the Iraq, a new jounalistic low
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Normaly I'm not one to watch Cable news channels, hell I rarely watch Network news anymore either, because I feel that most of todays newscasts are not really news as much as a huge scare tactic to get you to watch, not that there arent real issues that need to be addressed, but the misinformation and over the top banter of most of these so called journalists is appauling.The fact that the armed forces are allowing reporters to not only go abroad to cover the war, but there are now some 300 "combat correspondents" living amoungst the troops trying to carry out their mission. On one show on FOX-News (not sure which one) they had a panel of journalists discussing the new technologies being provided to reporters to cover the war like lipstick cams and the use of web cams for coverage and to give these reports a more first person feel, so people can experience the war as the soldiers do. I literally thought this one geek from NewsDay was gonna cream his shorts talkin about it, makin some lame refference to the final line in the movie Blade Runner (a classic) and trying to put an almost Hollywood like spin on the war.We also have Geraldo, possibly the most hated man in journalistic history over there chumming it up w/ the soldiers and an even bigger disgrace is the fact that Oliver North the scumbag who helped sell arms to Iran, is also one of these correspondents. Now I realise the world needs to be informed of such an event and it is also a way of documenting history, but the cheap and shameless way in which they go about it makes it disgusting to me. This will probably be a very hard war, one that may incur many casualties, and as someone who has family stationed over there in Iraq, I would rather not see some of the horrifying things that may happen to the men and women in our military. This new Reality TV lifestyle that our world is currently living is tasteless and intrusive and I for one feel it is a big mistake and even a possible risk to our troops.But hey, anything for the ratings right??

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