I just heard a radio interview of Kelly Kennedy. She was embedded with an army unit in Iraq.
Something about the tale she related struck me an grossly inauthentic. I can't put my finger on why. I don't know what triggered instinctive suspicion. It's like her war stories were too perfect.
Same thing with an interview of Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and her embed in Afghanistan.
And it's not just one detail, it's like she made up the whole story.
It's probably just me.
But if it isn't just me, and some scandalous journalistic scandal (scandal twice? Now THRICE?!!!) out (and it will if they were fabricating stuff), well, I am in record and can point to this and go "See? I thought there was something fishy goin on!" And I'll look prescient and junk.
Instead of like now. Where I look like an overly suspicious, untrusting, jerk, with no faith in my fellow Man. What a mood...
Well played, Internets - Hat tip: Tim Worstall.
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