Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Did Rolling Stone harm America with its article?

I know people are happy Rolling Stone published "the truth", but lets look at what it published. It ran a story informing us that the top general in Afghanistan doesn't think highly of Obama and his leadership team. We got to read about him and his staff making fun of Joe Biden (doesn't everyone make fun of Joe Biden). But that isn't important.

What is important is the lives of the men and womyn serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. What is important is that as a nation we are informed about the circumstances of the war they are fighting and the deaths they are dying. Hearing people make fun of Biden is great (again doesn't everyone make fun of Biden) but getting information about our troops is critical.

Thanks to Rolling Stone and the story by Hastings, that is going to be harder.
clipped from news.bbc.co.uk

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered a tightening of the rules covering the US military's dealings with the media.

The move comes in the wake of the sacking of the US commander in Afghanistan, Gen Stanley McChrystal, over a Rolling Stone magazine article.

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