The whole world’s news media claim to be covering the Iraq war, and only eight reporters are out where the action is.
* 3 from Armed Forces’ Stars & Stripes. (T. Boyd, M. Morin and A. Powell)
* 1 from Armed Forces Network. (C. McLaughlin)
* 1 from The Charlotte Observer. (Mike Drummond)
* 1 from The Associated Press. (Tony Castaneda)
* 1 from RAI (Radio Audizioni Italiane). (Norberto Sanna)
* 1 from Polish Radio. (no name given)
Two non-military U.S. reporters. As of Sept. 19, there was an “author,” B. West, embedded in Iraq, too. So perhaps the total number of embedded journalists was nine. Or looking at it another way, there were really just two American reporters not affliated with armed forces media.
The BBC, National Public Radio and Time magazine were about to send in embedded reporters, but weren’t there as of Sept. 19.
It’s tough to cover a war first hand, but that sure does look like a small number of reporters.
Hat tip: Murdoc, citing Pajamas Media.