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in the first sentence, did American revolutionaries "have reporters", or didn't have reporters? If the American revolutionaries had had reporters embedded with their units, it’s next to impossible to imagine the United States winning the war for independence, given the repeated military failures and demoralizing hardships the colonial forces suffered. And if video cameras had been beaming back live images of U.S. forces fighting on the beaches of Normandy and among the hedgerows in France in 1944, the Allied advance would have come under withering public criticism—and conceivably been halted as a result.
Mar 10, 2014 12:07 PM
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No, they did not. The author is suggesting that if there had been reporters with the troops, the reports would have been so depressing and awful that the revolutionaries would have given up.
March 10, 2014
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