Source: The Progressive
Why are there no peace correspondents?
War correspondents are omnipresent on cable news networks—in fact, they’re the superstars of TV journalism. Anchors are just a pretty face, perched on swivel chairs and shuffling papers on top of laminate countertops. The war correspondent, however, plays the role of the beautiful, disheveled hero brazenly sending dispatches from a conflict zone.
Compare Anderson Cooper, the fluffy daytime television show host, to Anderson Cooper, reporting live from Kandahar—rolled-up sleeves, wind-swept hair, bombs literally detonating behind him. One of these two versions of Anderson made himself into a superstar — and it’s not the one in front of a studio audience, discussing the finer points of “Real Housewives.”