Ann Coulter on Peter Arnett

Ann Coulter takes on Peter Arnett:
“Arnett also bragged about the demoralizing effect his reporting was having back home: ‘Our reports about civilian casualties here, about the resistance of the Iraqi forces, are going back to the United States. It helps those who oppose the war when you challenge the policy to develop their arguments.’
“Any journalist who boasted that his reports were helping demoralize the enemy the way Arnett was boasting that his reports were demoralizing his own country would be brought before the Columbia School of Journalism on ethics charges. What journalists mean by ‘objectivity’ is: relentlessly attacking your own country while engaging in mindless boosterism of the enemy. At least now we know.
“Days before Arnett’s boffo appearance on Iraqi television, he was on NBC’s ‘Today’ show, saying how well American and British POWs were being treated. At that point, videos of the POWs had been posted on the Drudge Report. Across the globe, anyone with a modem could see that POWs had been shot execution-style, their pants pulled down and their corpses defiled. Yet Arnett assured viewers that ‘President Saddam Hussein had personally ordered that these prisoners be treated well. … Saddam wants them given the best medicine and the best food.'”
Ann thinks that Arnett’s unceremonious firing is a good sign: “Thirty years ago, Arnett would have won a Pulitzer Prize for his seditious performance in Iraq


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