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November 6, 2003

I am a Soldier, He is a Liar

The authorized biography of Jessica Lynch hits bookstores next week, and is getting lots of press right now for offering medical evidence that she was sexually assaulted by Iraqi soldiers. It is horrifying to hear that this happened to her, and I'm also kinda iffy about the way it's being latched onto by the media, it seems a little exploitative. Like the assault is getting milked by the book's publicists as the cornerstone of their marketing strategy.

Also noteworthy is the end of AP's story, where we find an interesting little bio of the author, former NY Times reporter Rick Bragg:

He resigned from the Times in May after the newspaper suspended him over a story that carried his byline but was reported largely by a freelancer.

For anyone who wondered if this book might bend some truths in the name of propaganda, that little tidbit sure tastes funny.

Posted by jsmooth995 at November 6, 2003 8:56 PM

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