"Democracy is a messy thing and all of these voices must be heard," said Amy Goodman, speaking as a journalist and for Democracy NOW, on the Bill Moyers show on Friday. She and Glenn Greenwald from Salon.com were being interviews as the first recipients of the Park Center for Independent Media Izzy Award, named for I. F. Stone, the iconoclastic investigative journalist who self-published his alternative news in the I.F. Stone's Weekly in the 1960s.
Ru Freeman mentioned Americans embedded in Iraq with soldiers but not the Iraqi people. She should have also mentioned that American journalists embedded with American soldiers in Afghanistan & not with the Afghan people. Journalists should discuss Afghanistan as well as Iraq or any place else. It's been going on longer than the war in Iraq.