From the Tampa Bay Times:
But some journalists in the room said they weren’t being thin-skinned. No skin is thick enough to stop a bullet or bomb blast, something Daily Beast national security reporter Kim Dozier knows all too well.It was real... in my mind!
In 2006, she was nearly killed in a car bombing that took the life of the U.S. Army officer her team was filming Capt. James Alex Funkhouser, along with his Iraqi translator and Dozier’s CBS colleagues Paul Douglas and James Brolan.
“As someone who had been under fire once or twice, and lost two colleagues to a car bomb in Iraq that nearly killed me, I didn’t appreciate the remarks,” said Dozier, who wrote a book about her experiences and efforts to recover. “The mayor probably didn’t realize how many of the reporters in the room had risked their lives to bring Americans the story of U.S. troops in the field, including veterans-turned-journalists with prior special ops service.”I guess it's true what they say about PTSD these days - anyone and everyone wants to cash in on the PTSD craze, one way or another. It's basically the new self-diagnosed ADD meme. I work in a military clinic and see all sorts of phonies who have never left the wire get medically discharged and receive VA compensation for falsified PTSD claims. It's a rather neat scam for those that get it working, I think. I guess it can help sell books too.
|Max Payne - Copyright to me IRL, IMO.|
|Journalistic visions of heroic grandeur trivializes the death of BigBoss's mentor - A HERO who SAVED THE WORLD, God dammit!|
|These are the real men who fought and died on the battlefield.|
|"These pseudo-journalists would die quickly if they found themselves anywhere else in the world."|