55.       WAR CORRESPONDENT

Like Churchill we are in search of the truth
And we have many truths
As each individual may view
His own cause as a just review
Of a situation of conflict.
Some correspondents only report
From press releases and fax machines
As agents of the authorities.
Other journalists follow the Conspiracy theory
Of ever present rumours.
The experienced balance the viewpoint
Of individuals and state with questions.
For a holistic over view
Of the state and the hate
Which could whitewash actions
Through press releases
Leaving you to ask what is press freedom?

13/05/2003