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Blackjack & MTV; What You Don’t Know About Richard Engel

mediabistro.com’s series So What Do You Do? features NBC News’ Middle East correspondent Richard Engel. Writer Julie Haire asks, “Do you feel like you have enough access there to report the stories effectively?”

It’s not ideal, but it’s…I think if you read the newspapers and you watch the television and you read the magazines and you read the analysis, I think you will get a fairly accurate vision of what’s going on in Iraq. So I think that journalists have done a very good job in covering this war despite the hardships. Is it perfect? No. I think there’s often too much punditry and Washington stories written about Iraq, and I think the stories written from Iraq are the ones that have more merit — but that’s also because I’m writing from Iraq.

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