There are some individuals who do live up to the very best ideals of the journalistic profession. Such individuals are unfortunately rare (especially among the so-called Mainstream Media), but John Burns, Baghdad Bureau Chief for the New York Times is one of them.
Almost alone among his peers, Mr. Burns has kept his eyes open as to the reality of Iraq and he has managed to avoid falling under he terrorist spell that so many other reporters in the area have succumbed to. He appreciates he heroism displayed by our troops despite the obstacles and even understands who the heroes and who the villains are in our current conflict.
For an example of Mr. Burns' experiences, please see his recent interview with Hugh Hewitt. And from all of us who long for fair, objective and honest reporting by the media, thank you Mr. Burns. Thank you.