The Press’ Predisposition to Believe the Worst about the Troops
The New Republic has come under fire by bloggers for a series of recent articles purportedly written by an active duty soldier in Iraq. The picture he draws of US soldiers is not a pretty one. Many commentators, including a number of folks who are serving, or have served, in Iraq, believe the articles, written under the pseudonym of “Scott Thomas,” are bogus. So do I.
Here’s my take on the issue in today’s National Review Online.