Two Pasadena men were so angered by US coverage of the war in Afghanistan that they have gone to see and report on the conflict themselves.
Tod Ruiz and Adam Prentise managed to get into Afghanistan by apparently convincing a television journalist to sneak them in.
The two are now filing reports from Tora Bora via www.frontlinedispatch.com. Readers can contact them through the website.
FrontLine Dispatch, which relies mostly on donations, has released stinging attacks on media coverage of the war.
"Media medication has anaesthetised the drive to explore and discover independently. While agreeably digesting context-deficient yet very similar www.headlinenews.com factoids and www.npr.com sound bytes, we have found comfort in avoiding our responsibility to critical thought," the pair say on their web page.
"We go to those places that exist to you only as hazy www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook bullet-pointed lists of names, places and police actions. We will strive to channel to you, our dear vicarious adventurers, unmitigated and forceful accounts of what we find there," they add.
Ruiz's father Reubin said: "My son is a bright boy, he will be fine. Although this is very scary for his parents."
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