It’s not all bad reporting from CJR this month though.
Mariah Blake’ Tin Soldier – An American Vigilante In Afghanistan, Using the Press for Profit and Glory, the story of former U.S. Special Forces soldier Jonathan Keith Idema is very good. Idema was convicted by and Afghan court of torturing prisoners in his own private jail. Idema financed his web of lies and deceit by duping the major networks, particularly CBS and Dan Rather, into paying him for dubious information. In case you thought Memogate was a one-off, this long article should disabuse you of that belief.