Roger L. Simon

Michael Novak Tells It Like It Is

Okay, that’s an extreme cliché, but it seemed appropriate to his new article on the critical moment we are now in in the Middle East. The following paragraph is the least of his argument, but since it is of “local interest” I will quote it:

Reading the blogs of our own military guys in the field is infinitely more satisfying to intellectual curiosity than reading (or hearing) the ordinary empty droning of journalists. Compared to bloggers in America, American journalists seem like amateurs; compared to military professionals on the battlefield, journalists (whatever their age) seem like undisciplined college kids. When one compares these professions as professions, the military profession to journalism, journalism really is dropping fast – and not only because of Dan Rather.