Journalism and War

The profusion of journalists on the battlefield makes it easier to get information in real time about conflicts today. But that comes at a price. We have heard many complaints that US forces target journalists in Iraq. So how come they never have videotape?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eyQ5Maqf80]

h/t Ace

Whether that was a sniper or just a stray round, I don’t know. I suspect stray round, but your guess is as good as mine.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7utdAm_j0U]

h/t Hot Air

The video refers to a Russian soldier, but I’m thinking this was an Ossettian “militiaman”, based on the beard. Still, it was right in front of a convoy of Russian vehicles. Seems maybe the Russians aren’t as committed to the rights of noncombatants as some would like. Will Code Pink be picketing them?