At Last--an Iraq Exit Strategy Supported by the Media
Western Journalists in Iraq Stage Pullback of Their Own
By Ernesto Londoño and Amit R. Paley Washington Post Foreign Service Saturday, October 11, 2008; A01
BAGHDAD -- The number of foreign journalists in Baghdad is declining sharply, a media withdrawal that reflects Iraq's growing stability and the financial strains faced by some news organizations.
. . . "It remains important and it remains interesting," said Alissa J. Rubin, the New York Times' acting bureau chief in Baghdad. "But what's in front of us now is almost a static situation. There's not a clear narrative line. The stories are more complex."
Well, we certainly wouldn't want to burden the media with something complex. Bless their little hearts, complexity is an issue that takes more than a sound-bite to explain.
They've shown their preference for 'interesting' by highlighting (and profiting enormously from) campaign attack-ads while …