Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Baseball Players Are Not Heroes

The hardlywatching staff had the TV on in the background last night when we heard a local newscast refer to the Red Sox Home Opener “honoring the heroes on and off the field” – that is, commemorating 1) the 2013 … Continue reading

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Ads ‘n’ Ends (NYT Edition)

Three from Tuesday’s New York Times: Item: Haley Barbour’s Close Shave? A Weekly Standard profile of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Reconstruction) has the former GOP lobbyist and forever good ol’ boy scrambling to salvage his presidential prospects. Times piece: Discussing … Continue reading

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The Price Of Journalism

Tragic tale from Tuesday’s New York Times under Carlotta Gall’s byline: A Footstep, Then an Explosion and an Urgent Call: ‘Medic!’ CHECKPOINT 16, Afghanistan — Joao Silva, a photographer for The New York Times, and I set out on patrol … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks to NYT: Drop Dead

Interesting Editor’s Note in Monday’s New York Times about “The Decision to Publish Diplomatic Documents.” First it says: The articles published today and in coming days are based on thousands of United States embassy cables, the daily reports from the … Continue reading

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Somewhere Over The Atlantic Ocean . . .

I’m reading a shattering piece in the November Atlantic headlined “The Last Patrol,” story and photographs by Brian Mockenhaupt. The article’s tag says: Brian Mockenhaupt, a former infantryman, is a writer in Detroit. Make that, a helluva writer. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Is This The Book You Thought C.J. Chivers Would Write?

When New York Times reporter C.J. Chivers went missing from the paper some months ago, the logical assumption was that he’d taken time off to write a book about the war in Iraq or Afghanistan, both of which he has … Continue reading

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Boston Globe Botched Byline

I yield to no man in my admiration for intrepid New York Times war correspondent C.J. Chivers. But his byline should not have stood alone atop Monday’s Boston Globe front-page piece headlined, “Leaked archive casts stark light on Afghan war.” … Continue reading

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C.J. Chivers, As In Shivers

The always notable C.J. Chivers has yet another terrific piece in Sunday’s New York Times. Headline (web edition) : As Afghan Fighting Expands, U.S. Medics Plunge In Lede: MARJA, Afghanistan — The Marine had been shot in the skull. He … Continue reading

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C.J. Chivers (As in, Shivers)

First, a quibble. Here’s the lede from C.J. Chivers’ page one piece in Sunday’s New York Times about a Marine battalion getting its first taste of war: MARJA, Afghanistan — The helicopters landed before dawn Saturday in a poppy field … Continue reading

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The Inestimable C.J. Chivers

New York Times reporter C.J. Chivers is back in Afghanistan after an absence of what seemed like forever (writing a book perhaps? Let’s hope). Headline: Foot on Bomb, Marine Defies a Taliban Trap Tyler Hicks/The New York Times Lance Cpl. … Continue reading

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