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Response to jsmirman (Reply #51)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 11:54 PM

70. Just a small note...

On coverage of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi - the cloud of war in Libya was tremendous. Journalists did not have access to conflict areas and were relying on passed information which often was not reliable. It's not easy to figure out who died in an airstrike on a convoy. I have a lot of respect for journalists who venture into combat zones and reporting of that story is by no means a paragon example in the decline of journalistic standards. They were in a rush and maybe things that shouldn't have been published were blogged and then picked up. The fog of war shrouded the reporting.

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