CNN Reporter Peter Arnett's dispatches from Iraq have made him the center of controversy. Some believe he is peddling "disinformation" with censored reports, which may be choreographed by the Iraqi government. Others believe Arnett is following in a long and glorious journalistic tradition of reporting from behind enemy lines.
When The Evening Sun asked its readers last Friday if they considered Arnett to be the ultimate First Amendment champ or the ultimate chump, most respondents voted for the latter. Of 974 callers to SUNDIAL, 809 (83 percent) said they believed Arnett was a chump, while 165 (17 percent) said they believed he was a champ.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.