Political talk from outside of the UK
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By Andy McDandy
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It was the gulf war. The American military considered one of the key causes of collapse in support at home for Vietnam was the reporting of the war. Journalists went where they liked, photographed what they liked, spoke to who they liked. Hence in the gulf, reporters were very carefully shepherded.

And at the end of the day a reporter has to file copy. If all they've got to pad out an article is a load of technical jargon and verbal spunk.from some press relations officer, that's what they'll work with. Besides, plays well with the armchair warriors at home.
By Philip Marlow
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More bloody awful news.

Surprise Isis attacks leave more than 200 dead in south-west Syria
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... are_btn_fb
“They attacked homes in a coordinated attack. They knocked on doors, and then entered the homes and killed people in there,” said Ahed Mrad, a journalist from Sweida. “A lot of victims fell before any bullet was fired because they were going into the homes and slaughtering people silently, at dawn, without anyone being aware.”
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