I have nothing but admiration for the journalists who have been trying to give an even-handed view of events in Iraq. (The Telegraph's Jack Fairweather comes immediately to mind.) But the idea that some of the reporting lacks balance is not just some right-wing conspiracy theory. Here's Tina Brown in the Washington Post:
The father of a young reporter who has spent most of the last two years in Iraq shared with me his son's e-mail from Baghdad. "We journalists are all sitting round and asking each other how we missed what's clearly a far deeper drive for political and societal change than we realized. It is a measure of our isolation here -- and also, I think, a measure of how the violence and humiliation of the occupation has masked people's very genuine feelings."
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