Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Yeah, you can make the argument that he was part of the Media Elite or that he had too much influence on the stories he wrote, but David Halberstam could write, and he could report, and he and his cronies (Sheehan, Arnett, Karnow) were journalists in a way that nobody covering Iraq seems to be (or perhaps is allowed to be).

Recommended: The Making of a Quagmire, The Powers That Be. And Sheehan's A Bright, Shining Lie. And the NYT today has a nice crop of early writing, including this one on the coup in Saigon.

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