Is Katie Couric a Convert?

Many on the right have indicated that what we see on the news is not indicative of what is actually taking place in Iraq. The troops who watch the news in Iraq can tell how different the news version is from the actual events that they participated in. Interestingly, those who rely on the news have a bleak view of the situation in Iraq while those who go there have a different opinion, in most cases, anyway. Katie Couric is in Iraq and she had this to say:

“We hear so much about things going bad, but real progress has been made there in terms of security and stability,” Couric said Tuesday. “I mean, obviously, infrastructure problems abound, but Sunnis and U.S. forces are working together. They banded together because they had a common enemy: al Qaeda.” WCBSTV

Imagine that, Katie uttered the phrase used by the right, We hear so much about things going bad, and of course her network is one of those that tells us these things. She sees real progress! A journalist who sees progress and reports on it from the battlefield rather than from a hotel.

Things are not perfect in Iraq but they are not as bad as the drive-by media would have us believe. Couric was able to see first hand, and to report honestly, the successes that have taken place.

Big Dog

Will she now be a convert? I doubt it, but I hope her trip has given her a new perspective from which to view things. I hope she takes her trip into account when she returns and reports the news.

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