Such progress we have made! In the Middle Ages, they would have burned me as a witch, but now they are content to burn my book. ~ SIGMUND FREUD
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 "There's A House In The Land: A Tale of the 1970s". Both books are available for sale online in trade paperback and Kindle editions. Much of Mullen's work is archived in the Shaun D. Mullen Journalism Papers in Special Collections at the University of Delaware Library.