The Wall Street Journal on modern war reporting and the battle in Fallujah:
In a more grateful age, this would be hailed as one of the great battles in Marine history--with Guadalcanal, Peleliu, Hue City and the Chosin Reservoir. We'd know the names of these military units, and of many of the soldiers too. Instead, the name we know belongs to the NBC correspondent, Kevin Sites.Admittedly, this point is something of a hobbyhorse for me. But it does shape war reporting whether journalists want to admit it or not.