Journalism Archives

November 23, 2004

The Burdens of War

From a long and impassioned appeal to the marines that he's traveled and reported alongside, NBC cameraman Kevin Sites summarizes eloquently:

So here, ultimately, is how it all plays out: when the Iraqi man in the mosque posed a threat, he was your enemy; when he was subdued he was your responsibility; when he was killed in front of my eyes and my camera -- the story of his death became my responsibility.

The burdens of war, as you so well know, are unforgiving for all of us.

His narrative is long and well-measured. Balanced, sad, sorry even. It's well worth the read. For what it's worth, I'm personally saddened by the events in that mosque, but I don't quite know where to point the finger of blame, if 'blame' is what's necessary.

War. I blame war.

April 5, 2005

The World of Tomorrow, Today

Rich Burridge has a great idea. He's been plumbing through his back-catalog of old Omni magazines (I too loved Omni as a kid.. well, as an early teen I suppose.) And then Googling around to discover what ever became of some of the hotly-anticipated discoveries, inventions and creations first trumpeted in its pages. Check 'em out.

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