Keesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2220 times:
A top U.S. military commander in the Gulf on Friday predicted a swift victory in the war against Iraq, and a British military spokesman said the allied forces would "hopefully" be in Baghdad in three to four days. But U.S. Central Command headquarters in Qatar has imposed a news blackout on operations.
By combining public optimism, a dearth of operational detail and carefully controlled news images of rapidly advancing troops, the allies aim to intimidate and befuddle the Iraqis.
But while the world watches American armoured columns race deep into the country, other, messier operations are likely to be unfolding out of the public eye.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
Don't complain - I've never seen better coverage in a war. You have reporters imbedded in front-line units, frequently broadcasting live video even when on the move.
But I hope that they do show restraint (and if they don't, get censured) if things get nasty. Nothing can destroy a democratic nation's will to fight when they start seeing bodies on a battlefield. Thank God TV can't transmit smell.