July 10, 2006

Good news from Iraq!

Our knickers would be even more twisty if we had half a clue what was going on over there. Including blacklisting reporters who don't toe the government's line on what's happening in Iraq:

But the military has started censoring many [embedded reporting] arrangements. Before a journalist is allowed to go on an embed now, [the military] check[s] the work you have done previously. They want to know your slant on a story - they use the word slant - what you intend to write, and what you have written from embed trips before. If they don't like what you have done before, they refuse to take you. There are cases where individual reporters have been blacklisted because the military wasn't happy with the work they had done on embed.

I'd just love to see the blacklist.

Posted by binky at July 10, 2006 08:33 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Free Speech | International Affairs | Iraq | Liberty | Media | Military Affairs | Politics | The Ever Shrinking Constitution | You Can't Make This Stuff Up

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