You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. ~ FRANK ZAPPA
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
The Shocking Treatment of U.S. Troops
Is it merely a coincidence that three of the 12 winners of the prestigious George Polk Awards for Journalism were for stories that chronicled mistreatment, abuse or unnecessary risk to Americans fighting in Iraq? Stories that make the WaPo series on the Walter Reed Army Hospital seem tame by comparison?
Shaun Mullen was born to blog. It just took a few years for the medium to catch up to the messenger. Over a long career with newspapers, this award-winning editor and reporter covered the Vietnam War, O.J. Simpson trials, Clinton impeachment circus and coming of Osama bin Laden, among many other big stories. Mullen also mentored reporters who went on to be the best in the newspaper and television business, including several who won Pulitzer Prizes. He is the author of "The Bottom of the Fox: A True Story of Love, Devotion & Cold-Blooded Murder" and the forthcoming "There's A House In The Land: A Tale of the 1970s".