I know the reporting's bad because I know people in Iraq. A Marine colonel buddy just finished a stint overseeing the power grid. When's the last time you read a story about the progress being made on the power grid? Or the new desalination plant that just came on-line, or the school that just opened, or the Iraqi policeman who died doing something heroic? No, to judge by the dispatches, all the Iraqis do is stand outside markets and government buildings waiting to be blown up.
At BuzzMachine.com there is a very revealing exchange between the editor the Columbia Journalism Review, Steve Lovelady and Jeff Jarvis of BuzzMachine. You have to read it to believe it….