Merrin is watching the Oscars. I’m boycotting the Oscars in favor of watching the news.
My only thought for the night is that the military might be putting the kibosh on some of the embedded reports since last night’s live video feed near Umm Qasr and the Benedict Arnold grenade toss last night. Yesterday we were seeing live shots of every Marine that stopped his truck to take a leak. Tonight there’s nary an embedded report to be seen.
I like the idea of the embedded reporters being able to send live feeds shortly after events happen, but I confess to being a little paranoid that enemy commanders can learn a lot from these TV reports.
That being said, there was something almost SNL about ABC’s “wetpants” Richard Engel version of “Shock and Awe” versus Nic Robertson’s Gene Kelly impersonation.