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Re: Dueling Diplomats

Jonathan, you make a good point, and I doubt this proclamation in defense of “professional integrity” gets any attention from the media, unlike the original boomlet, which reporters surely feel was a nice PR move for Our Team. I don’t remember anyone kvetching about professional integrity when a group of former generals stood up and spoke for Kerry at the Democratic convention. By contrast, CBS was fussing within days of the President’s “Mission Accomplished” rally last year, using historian James Thurber to claim the landing brings up “troubling thoughts about separation of the military from civilian rule.”

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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