So Few Embeds

Pajamas Media is pointing out how few reporters covering Iraq are actually out in the field.

When I was embedded with a Marine infantry platoon in the Summer of 2005, I only saw a handful of reporters pass through Fallujah.

I actually saw more radio talk show hosts than major media reporters.

At the time, I was far and away, the longest-term embed.

Most of the reporters were drifting through to get one story.

They would interview the C.O., go out on a patrol to get some B-Roll.  Shoot a stand up, maybe interview an enlisted man take the next helicopter back to Baghdad.

The coverage of Iraq is not just biased, it is shoddy because it is being done on the cheap with a reliance on local stringers who often are playing for AQI.

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