After New Republic Editor Peter Beinart pointed out that the media might actually be understating the problems in the country by underreporting the number of wounded soldiers (as opposed to fatalities), Hemmer shot back with this gem …
I think there’s to sides of that coin. … If you’re saying it’s actually worse than being reported, could it also be better than what’s being reported also, if you consider that these reporters, many of them tell us they want to go cover the new school opening, but they can’t because there’s another bombing or shooting and that prevents them from sending that story?
I love this logic.
It’s not just the reporters who are keeping a lid on all the good things going on in Iraq. It’s the darned terrorists who are keeping everyone from hearing how good things are by constantly setting off bombs and shooting people.