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Jolly My Ass

Mark Steyn must have written this in September 2003 and just forgot to send it to his publisher until now. It's a column about -- really, this is actually what it's about -- the good news the media isn't telling you about in Iraq. Obviously, Steyn's reporting from on the ground in Iraq is much better than the CIA's or CSIS's. But wait a minute, that's right, Steyn isn't reporting from on the ground in Iraq because it's so goddamn dangerous that Western journalists don't leave the Green Zone anymore. That notwithstanding, life is "jolly."

UPDATE: Even Andrew Sullivan's appalled by this bullshit. Meanwhile, on June 23:

THE GOOD NEWS FROM IRAQ: Arthur Chrenkoff offers another essential summary of where we now are. Why, one wonders, couldn't a mainstream newspaper produce something like this?
Um, maybe because the mainstream newspapers, by utilizing experienced foreign correspondents on the ground understood that the news was not, in fact, very good and that our position was deteriorating. But that's just me.

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