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Thread #58311 Message #922540
Posted By: GUEST,Mars
31-Mar-03 - 10:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: Peter Arnett
Subject: RE: BS: Peter Arnett
Peter Arnett is a good reporter with many years experience. However - he did show poor judgment in giving an interview to Iraqi TV. I think that was the lynchpin - not necessarily his comments. He pointed out this morning that Tim Russert and others had made the same comments, except that they were on US television.
In doing what he did, he gave the Iraqis a great piece of propaganda. "Here's the US reporter on our network saying the war isn't working! Wow! How did we get so lucky?"
He admits that he made a poor judgment call.