Off the Media: Historically Speaking

ben_franklin.gif It turns out there are some people in uniform who think the embedded press are a good thing and can help prevent, or at least reveal, military massacres. (So what if Army Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bateman is a historian, rather than a field commander?) And, speaking of history, Ben Franklin pretended to be a girl — well, a 60-year-old widow — in order to get into his brother’s newspaper as a teenager.