Kevin Sites Responds
Kevin Sites, the NBC reporter who filmed and broke the story of the Marine’s shooting of an apparently unarmed insurgent last week, has a blog. He has an “Open Letter to Devil Dogs of the 3.1” in which he defends himself against the widespread notion that he’s a sensationalist who told a story out of context to reflect bad light on the U.S. war effort.
The tone of the piece, and the “Rambo” picture and caption of himself that’s on the blog template, is very much that of a warrior wannabe who thinks that he’s somehow both “one of the boys” and a dispassionate journalist–sort of a Rambo Meets Geraldo Rivera. That said, his argument is rather persuasive.