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  •  not bad apples, bad barrel (0+ / 0-)

    Like you say, most reporters have great qualities and competence, but really its the "barrel" they are in that sullies them, much like the guards at Abu Ghraib.  I had an old high school acquaintance who went to Iraq as a journalist on a film crew actually say to me "the war has been good for me", meaning it allowed him to make book.  I could hardly believe my ears.  But this is how easily we become inured to the suffering of others.  BTW he worked for FOX...

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