Michael's Dispatches

Galactic Collisions

24 February 2009
Want to see a time when the press and the President really clashed with the media?  When was it?  World War I?  World War II?  Korea?  Vietnam?  Iraq I?  Iraq II?  (Definitely not Afghanistan, where the press practically handed out free candy and foot massages for over five years.) 
This story on Press vs. Abraham Lincoln gives a glimpse.  One of America's greatest Sons and Leaders had his hands full with the newspapers!
Also, the whole Newseum website is outstanding.  I have visited the actual Newseum in Washington D.C. and highly recommend taking your kids.  Very educational and fun.  I even did an NPR interview there.
There are some nice condos just next the Newseum, but D.C. is for rich people and not poor war correspondents!

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