Co-opting the media

Posted: Friday, April 04, 2003

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day long the war not only dominates the headlines on television and the newsprint, but also excludes all other concerns. The budgets, health, diplomacy, civil rights, all are either ignored or receive only cursory attention. The administration has found a word and a means for distracting and controlling some of our best reporters by "embedding" them in a war which serves to distract journalists and citizens from larger issues that will impact our future and our children's future. My frustration grows daily watching our country in the wrong war and being led by leaders that have no vision for America or its place in the world. I want to shout, "Wake up America!" Or maybe rephrase it to say, "Wake up America, you're embedded!"

Wayne Ward

Juneau



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