Baseball Crank
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May 8, 2003
WAR: In The Details

This Howard Kurtz story about the Jayson Blair fiasco contains an interesting detail about how the family of PFC Jessica Lynch coped with the media onslaught: her father kept a log of which reporters the family talked to (Blair wasn't on it, and misdescribed the family's home in Palestine, West Virginia).

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:39 PM | War 2002-03 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
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That is interesting. The Lynchs are exactly the kind of people that the "The New York Times" and its ilk are usually very quick to portray as under-educated, backwater rubes whenever it suits them.

Seems like Mr. Lynch was actually a lot more thorough in his record-keeping than the editors of the "paper of record".

Posted by: The Mad Hibernian at May 9, 2003 8:41 AM
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