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Beth links an article that claims that there was little difference in the treatment of male and female embedded reporters during Operation Iraqi Freedom. It reminds me of a story I once read about a female reporter and General Patton, back during the second world war, when reporters were actually part of the military.


Ms. Cowan and other female war correspondonts encountered resistance from their colleagues and military authorities, Edwards said.

Soon after Ms. Cowan arrived in Algeria, Edwards said, she met General George S. Patton. "So you want to be in the war. What is the first law of war?" Patton asked. "You kill him before he kills you," Ms. Cowan replied. "She stays," Patton said.

- Tom | permalink | changelog | Last updated: 2003-05-26 13:14

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Posted on Monday, May 26, 2003 by Chris:

You should look around for versions of that story. I've seen one which has a little more detail and paints the scene much better (can't remember the URL).

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