Thursday, January 13, 2005

Heroes real and imagined

I found this article by Rich Lowry on the National Review website this morning. I agree with what he says about Sgt. Peralta. I also agree with his comments about the soldier who was lauded by the media for daring to pose a "tough question" to Mr. Rumsfeld during the Defense Secretary's recent trip to Iraq. (I don't even recall that soldier's name, a fact which in itself suggests both my feelings about him and about the media types who extolled what he did.) I find it reassuring that there are still authentic heroes in the world, and discomfiting that the media fails to recognize them for what they are.

1 Comments:

Blogger Barney said...

Perception is apparently everything. The media is an echo chamber. The troop who asked Rumsfeld about armor was put up to the question by a reporter. In other words, it wasn't "heroic." He was just parroting a question planted by a reporter. Appreciate Lowry's post on Peralta's heroism. Read first about him on a link from Instapundit. Let's hear it for blogs, and Blogfather Glenn Reynolds.

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