Now that Obama is in the White House, seems the media has started paying attention.
The Sacramento Bee carried an AP piece Monday on Stephen Colbert broadcasting his show from Iraq.
Where were the AP and Bee reports on celebrities in Iraq before Obama was elected? Among the many entertainers who went to the Persian Gulf was country superstar Carrie Underwood. I blogged about her here. Her trip to the Persian Gulf was ignored by the AP and the Sacramento Bee.
Maybe this phenomenon is because reporters see themselves like Stephen Colbert -- hip, cynical, smarter than everyone else -- the polar opposite of the patriotic, hick stars who went while Bush was president.
I don't mean to complain about Colbert doing the right thing and going to Iraq. Good for him. But hey, media -- where have you been??
Below are my posts on stars that entertained troops in Iraq while Bush was president, mostly without notice from the media.
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