22:34 24 Jul 2003

Yesterday I posted a piece about the Jessica Lynch homecoming under the subject “NO BIAS HERE“. I said it was “venom” and “bitter.” I didn’t post the name of the writer (although I did consider slandering her).

Today a letter appeared in The Charleston Daily Mail from Deanna Wren, under who’s byline the Reuters story ran. This is an excerpt from her letter:

This is from a story that Reuters news service ran this week with my byline:

“Jessica Lynch, the wounded Army private whose ordeal in Iraq was hyped into a media fiction of U.S. heroism, was set for an emotional homecoming on Tuesday . . . Media critics say the TV cameras will not show the return of an injured soldier so much as a reality-TV drama co-produced by U.S. government propaganda and credulous reporters.”

Got problems with that?

I do, especially since I didn’t write it.

She claims that only a few lines at the end of the story are hers. Maybe she’s just covering her donkey after a flood of negative reaction, but I’m inclined to believe her. So not only are the lead paragraphs of the story a load of bantha poodoo, but whoever wrote those paragraphs is too big of a coward to own up to them.


  1. You Can’t Trust People Even if it’s your Family, Everybody’s Need your Money, and You can’t Afford to Give out to People Anymore. Always Trust you’re Instincts and Youre Feelings That All You Can Do. Tim Foley