Expect more on this shortly. For now, though....
Dahr Jamail is described as an unembedded independent reporter. He and IVAW are, shall we say, entwined.
Jamail wrote an artcle published last October 26 by Asia Times entitled:
US soldiers shy from battle in Iraq
The article quotes four sources. Two of them, Phil Aliff and Geoff Millard, are identified in the article as members of IVAW. Perhaps to provide journalistic balance, Jamail’s other two sources, Eli Wright and Nate Lewis, are not identified as IVAW members.
But Eli Wright and Nate Lewis are also IVAW members.
Four out of four sources. Clean sweep! Tens of thousands of National Guard and Army troops stationed at Fort Drum, where the story was written, and all four sources are members of a group with only several hundred members in the whole country. This is honest journalism!
Stephen Kinzer, former NY Times foreign desk chief says of Jamail’s reporting "International Journalism at its best".
Hat tip to Chickenhawk Express and BLACKFIVE.
Like I said, stand by for more on the Dahr Jamail and IVAW connection.