I should have known that rightie blogger Matt Drudge would turn against our allies! Poor under-achiever, he only cared about trying to act like a real print media player with this scoop. His ego is bigger than his sense of duty or his moral conscience.
Even if Drudge wasn't the first to break the story--an Australian women's magazine (last month) and a German newspaper (last week) were first and second--Drudge knew he would blast this little goodie into the "global media spotlight" in seconds on the Net.
You know, if a Democratic blogger or journalist did this, the Rightie wingnuts would rightfully blow the roof off. If this had been CBS or the New York Times, the entire right-wing nut brigade would be leading the pitchfork-and-torch march down the street to their offices.
From washingtonpost.com: LONDON, Feb. 29 -- Prince Harry will be immediately brought home from Afghanistan, where he has spent the last 10 weeks quietly fighting on the front lines, the British defense ministry said Friday.
Harry, 23, third in line to the British throne, deployed to Afghanistan on Dec. 14 and has been fighting Taliban forces from a forward combat base in southern Helmand Province.
His presence there had been kept secret from the public in a remarkable deal between the British military and media. But the secret was revealed in two little-noticed articles in an Australian tabloid magazine, and then blasted into the global media spotlight Thursday by the Drudge Report website.[..]"
The Brits are upset and I don't blame them. They probably feel this is how some Yanks thank them for fighting along side our military in Afghanistan and Iraq.
(I must dig out that old T-shirt I wore during Desert Storm...which had intertwined US and UK flags and said: "These colors don't run")
Britain has always been America's number one ally. I'm very disappointed that foreign/non-British journalists and blog Web sites decided to run this story.
"Journalism" crosses the line when news reports put people in danger...especially when they endanger soldiers in a war zone.
One only has to point to John McCain to see what a high profile POW is worth to the enemy. Think how much mileage the Taliban could get from a royal trophy.
But, it's refreshing to see that some of the ruling class feel they have a duty to serve their nation.
Just like here in America. <snort> Sen. John McCain has/had a son over there...and Sen. Jim Webb. Two out of, how many lawmakers? Close to 500?
Yes, Prince Harry certainly shows far more courage and character than most of our politicians and their military age progeny.
I'm thinking of those five strapping sons of Mitt Romney....