Missing what’s important

In an interview Salam Adil at the excellent blog aggregator, Global Voices, sums up the limitations of the mainstream media working in Iraq,

Many times the mainstream media, by sheer virtue of being a foreign organisation, completely misses what is important. Blogs can fill in these gaps or provide insight into what is happening that you just cannot find anywhere else. In my next post I will be writing about a conversation between one blogger and people claiming to be part of the Iraqi resistance. Chance conversations like this just do not happen in the media. link