Fair, balanced coverage? Dismiss Geraldo Rivera

Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at 1:00am

It's one of the bloodiest battles of the war so far. And it doesn't even involve any U.S. soldiers. It's the battle between MSNBC and FOX over Peter Arnett and Geraldo Rivera.

For the most part, coverage of the war in Iraq has been excellent on all channels. But there are always exceptions. And their names are Peter Arnett and Geraldo Rivera. These two men broke the rules, but with very different results.

Arnett was the first to get himself in hot water, and not for the first time. He's a gifted, fearless reporter, probably the best war correspondent of our day

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