I see on several Web sites that we are taking incoming fire for our decision to lead the broadcast with the media event at the White House yesterday. On the other hand, I noticed a few Web sites who seemed critical of the event itself. I will continue my stated practice of reading every incoming e-mail (even if we can't answer every one), and this story generated a lot. There may, in fact, be time for little else this weekend. I've already read a slew of comments and accusations. The only recurring inference that should be corrected immediately is this: Thanks in part to the time I have spent with them in Iraq, and with their families here in the states, I yield to no one else (as a review of our coverage from the region would indicate) in my attitude toward the work our soldiers do and the task they face. And a question may be in order here: as long as the coverage is balanced in its political context, would anyone really want us to cover this White House by a different set of standards than we have others in the past?
We'll keep reading... and reacting... and asking the right questions... and I'm confident our viewers will keep up their end of the deal: they will keep responding.