Sept 11 and Desert Storm

March 10, 2016, Las Vegas leaders meet with the press to answer questions over coffee. My hand takes notes of what I hear. I ask other bloggers questions about what I am hearing. We get into a conversation about the attacks in Europe. A member of the Council asks, “You were at the World Trade Center that day?” The reporters sitting around eating oatmeal with their coffee start asking me questions. The irony is that they accuse me of lying. Luckily their criticism mixed with accusations are also emailed to me, “Where are the interviews? Where are the reports you took? I can’t find them online.” During Desert Storm, I didn’t have a camera where I covered the war in Egypt. I had a bulky tape cassette recorder, a dozen cassette tapes, paper with ball point pens. The reporters have never left Las Vegas. They insist that war coverage must consist of a blog.


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