Ed Driscoll

Because The Halberstam Model Worked So Well

“The days of the independent, neutral war correspondent, objectively reporting from a war’s front lines, are quickly coming to an end. In the future, a war correspondent will either effectively be a soldier for one faction of a conflict, or he will literally not survive in the war zone”.

The word “objective” isn’t truly applicable, of course, but otherwise, considering how poorly “The days of the independent, neutral war correspondent” have worked out for both sides of the equation (the US military and the MSM journalists who use it to score points with editors), a change in that tired paradigm is more than welcome.