The New York Times’ Vietnam War Moment



There are lots of things that could be said about what’s going on in Iraq. Since there are already lots of things that are being said I don’t think there’s anything to add for me. However, just the other day, in this endless flow of “news” about bombs and dead soldiers (and always scores of dead civilians, which isn’t really newsworthy any longer), there was this feature in the New York Times, and it hit me: That was the New York Times’ Vietnam War moment, with coverage of an ambush on US troops that looked just like what we so far only used to see in documentaries about the Vietnam War (watch it before they make it disappear behind their commercial firewall).