Often live-blogging frequents the realm of awards shows or television show finales, however The New York Times' Mike Nizza's “The Lede: Notes on the News,” has reporters inside the hearing room, to provide those juicy anecdotes from the Senate Armed Services Committee on the war in Iraq.
The blog started at 8:40 am, and recounted the hearings of General David H. Petraeus, commander of the US forces in Iraq, as well as Ryan Crocker, ambassador in Iraq.
"Onlookers may have been hungry, but General Patreaeus [sic] was as focused as ever reeling off a string of creative ways that he's assessed progress in Iraq. Take your pick: A.) “We haven't turned any corners, B.) “We haven't seen any lights at the end of the tunnel.” C.) “The champagne bottle has been pushed to the back of the refridgerator [sic],” d.) “And the progress, while real is fragile and is reversible.” The Lede like c.)"
He further noted that at 9:51 am, “Senator Levin banged his gavel in the middle of Senator McCain's statement, but it wasn't because they disagree on many things related to Iraq. . . [Instead], a protester was apparently causing a disturbance in the back of the hearing room, though it was unclear on the CNN broadcast what had happened.”
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