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2007 May 17 — Why Now?
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The Olde Tyme Military

Lt. Colonel Bob Bateman is subbing for Eric at Altercation and he displays his old school attitude about the officers who failed to investigate Haditha.

He also links to a Washington Post op-ed piece, It’s Our Cage, Too, by retired Generals Krulak and Hoar. Charles C. Krulak was commandant of the Marine Corps from 1995 to 1999. Joseph P. Hoar was commander in chief of U.S. Central Command from 1991 to 1994.

They explain why anything that might be considered torture is wrong for the military and wrong for the country. They are not happy about the current leadership, and what it has done to the military.

May 17, 2007   2 Comments

A Rose By Any Other Name

What is a Tom Grubisich? Well, it would appear he is a screenwriter who, once upon a time, was a reporter and editor for the Washington Post and a group of Virginia newspapers. What are his qualifications for writing about bloggers? People are willing to publish them.

He doesn’t seem to be a blogger, nor does he seem to comment on blogs, but nearly every Spring he shows up somewhere complaining about blogs. He is under the impression that blogs are about citizen journalism, when, in fact, few blogs claim to be about more than opinion, unless you count fact checking as essential to journalism, which doesn’t seem to be case in much of what passes as major media journalism these days.

This Spring he doesn’t like people who use Internet names, like Atrios of Eschaton, no, he thinks you should use proper, real names, like Mary Rosh.

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May 17, 2007   5 Comments