Boots on the Ground: Stories from the War in Iraq (Steve Mullen)
Kid A (Radiohead)
Naked (stems) (Radiohead)
Slow Jam (Four Tet)
May 31, 2010 (was 11.15.2009)
Boots on the Ground: Stories from the War in Iraq
At least 120 journalists have been killed in Iraq since the war began. They're targets for insurgents. But what are journalists to the US military? A necessary evil? Or weapons of war? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, how well have journalists covered the war? We'll hear from journalists embedded in Iraq. Can journalists accurately report on the very soldier or Marine who protects them?
Brian Palmer has been a staff writer at Fortune magazine, Beijing bureau chief for US News and World Report and a correspondent for CNN. He tells Anne Strainchamps that none of that prepared him for Iraq where he was embedded with the First Battalion/Second Marines.
Errol Morris made a documentary about Abu Ghraib called "Standard Operating Procedure." Journalist Philip Gourevitch and Morris have written a companion book that examines what really happened at Abu Ghraib.