A couple of addendums to my previous post:So the Gore story hasn't really changed. But we do have some solid reporting on Tal Afar. Good, let's see some more of that.
• Tom Bevan of www.realclearpolitics.com weighs in on Al Gore's speech about visas, as does Kathleen Parker in the Orlando Sentinel. I haven't yet seen any defense of Gore's comments.
• No sooner do I complain about the mainstream media ignoring the mayor of Tal Afar than the Washington Post runs an article by Thomas Ricks on the Tal Afar campaign. It centers on Colonel McMaster but also mentions the mayor; it quotes him as saying he wants McMaster's unit to remain because it does a better job than other American units. It's a good piece of reportage, the kind of thing many of us criticize the mainstream media for not providing. So let's give credit to the Post and to Thomas Ricks.
Friday, February 17, 2006
Michael Barone updates the media coverage story:
Posted by Tom at 12:59 PM