Whose Flag Is Bigger?

Amid questions of loyalty, TV news should recall that being on our side doesn't mean pandering

It's one thing to endanger the safety of American troops. But God help you if you hurt their feelings. Geraldo Rivera, reporting from Iraq for Fox News last week, drew a map in the sand, on camera, that gave away his unit's location. (In Afghanistan, Rivera had reported that he was at the site of a friendly fire incident that occurred miles away, so knowing where he was was an improvement.) And Peter Arnett, a legendary war correspondent under contract with NBC News and MSNBC, gave an interview to Iraqi state TV in which he obsequiously praised the "courtesy" of Iraqi...

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