Soldiers as news agents
: Drudge says an embedded reporter coached the soldiers who met with Rumsfeld yesterday and planted the question about GIs having to dig through dumps to find metal to armor their vehicles. What do we think of that? On the one hand, it’s a reporter using a soldier behind the scenes. On the other hand, judging by the reaction to the question (which sounded enthusiastic), it seems the point is legit. On the other other hand, if the reporter hadn’t coached the soldier would the question have been asked and would the story today be that soldiers gave Rumsfeld hell…..