Monday, August 29, 2005

Not just about dead soldiers

More journalists have been killed in the two years of the Iraq War as were killed in the entire 20 years of the Vietnam War.


Anonymous ben said...

Man, isn't that funny? Who was the person from CNN that was saying that the US military was targetting newspeople?

8/29/2005 06:56:00 PM  
Blogger solitaire said...

1. Thanks for the link to the article... as a journalist it's always something to look out for.

2. I found your blog via Mr. James Lamb Jr.... and I have to say, I'm quite proud. BECAUSE YOU HAIL FROM SCARBOROUGH! Yay!
I'm actually from Markham, but it's good to see another Canadian blogging! Yet another one to add to the list.

Keep up the great your writing!

8/29/2005 11:15:00 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

hey solitaire! you're quite infamous around here -- james is a huuuuge fan of both your blogs (the dinner table and your personal blog).

i actually lived in markham for most of my childhood! we moved to richmond hill when i was about 10. what parts of markham do you hail from?

8/30/2005 12:29:00 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

and ooops, sorry solitaire, i got your blog name mixed up with another. ^_^

8/30/2005 03:02:00 PM  
Blogger solitaire said...

Ha ha, that's okay Jenn!!

I'm still in M-town...just moved up to McCowan and 16th (pure bushes and trees, YESSSS!)

I was previously at McCowan and Steeles for the past 18 years, then my parents re-rooted and we moved up here this past June.

I don't know any HS's in R-Hill...but I went to Father Michael McGivney for my high school years. UGH. High school. I'd rather forget it.
Then I went to Ryerson (which I absolutely loved) and now I'm working at Toronto's number one radio station!


8/30/2005 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous unfurling said...

OK - so implied in your comment is that there is something different going on here to the Vietnam experience. What do you put it down to? Are the military taking a devil may care attitude towards the safety of journalists because of the general air of scepticism over the wars motives prevalent in the media?

Or some other reason?

8/31/2005 01:37:00 PM  
Blogger Sheldiz said...

I would be interested to see the number of journalists killed as a percentage of the number of journalists present in iraq and compare THAT number to numbers from previous wars. I think that would be the only true comparison. In vietnam there were three networks and no cable (speaking just about U.S. TV here). Now even U.S Weekly probably has an Iraq correspondent. Its a terrible terrible thing that ANYONE is being killed, but i would think the increase in number of journalists killed would be in direct correlation to an increase in number of journalists around to kill... so to speak.

8/31/2005 02:15:00 PM  

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