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Mary Mapes: Citizen Journalist On Media Circus

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Mary Mapes, late of CBS News, contrasts the media circus surrounding Paris Hilton with the private funeral of Army Spc. Daniel Cagle.

Larry Altman of the Daily Breeze was also there. His paper covers the funerals of military personnel from the local area, so it makes sense that he’d be there. But why was Mapes there? Did she know Cagle? Or did she have a researcher looking for military funerals near Lynwood?

Mapes makes a perfectly valid point about media priorities and inanities. But Pfc. Cagle, to judge by the online postings, was a young man who was truly valued and respected in a way that Paris Hilton will never know. Not that excuses the media or comforts his family and friends.

If the Hilton coverage is out of control, what about the fuss over a tv series?

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