The Watcher’s Council has announced its picks for the most outstanding posts of the preceding week. The winning Council post was Joshuapundit’s post, “Genocide? What Genocide?”, on the situation in Darfur. Second place honors went to Right Wing Nut House’s post “The Art and Artifice of War Reporting”.
War reporting was the favored topic for non-Council winning posts, too. The winning non-Council post was Flopping Aces’ post, “Getting the News from the Enemy”. The second place non-Council post was my nomination, Patterico’s Pontifications’ post, “Is the L. A. Times Repeating Enemy Propaganda?”. I think the answer is Yes and very clever of our enemies to turn our own news media against us, too. I honestly don’t believe there’s any particular malice on the part of the news media in this, however. I attribute this to small overseas news budgets (and perhaps lack of willingness on the part of reporters to brave the danger and dig for stories), laziness, and ingrained habits.
For a complete list of the results see here.