CNN Takes From The Enemy, At US Troops Cost

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    I was going to put this on USA chat, then realized, CNN is NOT American so the criticism may not be fair. Truth is, they consider themselves the 'global network' so I will too. I'll watch them as often as I do BBC:

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/10/19/iraq.sniper.video/index.html

    I wasn't the only one pissed off:

    http://www.blackfive.net/main/2006/10/cnn_plays_into_.html

     
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    kinda sad that after 1/2 hour only 3 people have read this.

    Anyways, again I'm not 'alone'. Links:

    http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=110009120

     
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    CNN is the real enemy along with most of media. The same was true during the Vietnam conflict. The U.S. media has time and time again put our Armed Forces in mortal danger. The truth of the matter is that most of the news media believes in a ideology of global socialism. Call it liberalism, communism, (insert your own) the fact is that its not a America first ideology. For the most part, it blames the ills of the world on the United States of America. Its an ideology that we can all get along peacefully on the planet with all of mankind, without the need for violence or war. What they fail to realize is that there will always be those who will kill,cheat,steal, and wage war to take what they want in this world. May it be natural resources, leading technology, the control of culture and religion or just to be the number one nation on the planet. Mankind is what he is and history will show the type of being he truly is. Thank God we have an American fighting force that believes in the survival of this country and its way of life. :salute:
     
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    This is exactly right. There are very hard feelings between CNN and the US military. Previously, CNN has even hysterically claimed that its reporters and cameramen were deliberate targets of the US military. But I say that CNN does display "moral equivalency." CNN is the moral equivalent of Al Jazeera and they "revel" in it.
     
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    See the problem is you all consider hat tbeing Anti-Iraq war means you are Anti American. Whats so damn bad about seeing whats really going on ? Whats so bad about actually seeing some of the hell these guys are going through ? The terrorists already know they are doing it. What the hell is the big deal if we actually know it too ? Is it that you are so afraid of changing your opinion of this war that you dont want to see some of the real horror that goes on ? Well if you are for this crap and support it you better be able to accept shit like this cause you are the ones who voted for it so now deal with it !!!!!!!!!
     
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    How about, it's just sick to put out video that shows a son or daughter being targeted and killed? Like I said, those that consider themselves 'Americans' should just throw CNN in with BBC, Al Jazeera, etc, as international and give them the time of day they wish? As for me, I'd prefer America first journalism.
     
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    Of course you do. Why would you want to see anything that would possibly make you feel used and lied to by your own govt. I certainly wouldnt.
     
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    I've always found that media will go to disturbing ends to attract viewership, but this takes the cake so far.
     
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    How about, I don't? Lord knows both the government and MSM have made all of us very aware of the difficulties. In the case of MSM for the most part, they want us to 'cut and run.' CNN took it beyond the pale, that YOU don't get that, I'm not surprised, as you suck. I mean that in the nicest way, of course.
     
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    So, what is the big deal if the soldier being shot was your son, your brother, your father or your best friend?

    So what is the big deal if by this coverage, they are giving aid and comfort to the enemy?

    You miss the point. We know what is going on in Iraq, the thing that upsets us is that news reporter is passively sitting by and practically participating in the killing of our own soldiers. Since he did nothing to stop it, it's a crime of omission rather than one of commission.... comprende?

    I really like the tone of moral supremacy in your post, too. You're so anti-war, you don't seem to care if soldiers are being killed with the participation of a CNN journalist. Just so long as the anti-war propaganda agenda is served!!!!

    I wonder.... wouldn't it have been a scream if CNN were around during the Holocaust? Yes, they could have filmed the Nazis herding innocent men, women and children to their deaths. And while the showers were going, they'd have to talk a bit louder in the microphone to compensate for all the screaming.

    Yes, live from the crematorium!!! It's CNN Live!!!!

    Better yet! Wouldn't it be a scream if CNN videotaped a rape while it was being committed or a child molestation? Yes, that would be fun! Or perhaps a wife beating or filming a bunch of skin heads beating up on gays. So what? It's news! It's protected by the First Amendment!

    To paraphrase you "Whats so damn bad about seeing whats really going on ? Whats so bad about actually seeing some of the hell these guys are going through ? The criminals already know they are doing it. What the hell is the big deal if we actually know it too ? "

    Reporters can participate in any atrocity or jeopardize national security, so long as they're reporting the news they are totally innocent of any wrong doing! Isn't that First Amendment a wonderful thing? It gives reporters total carte blanche!!!
     
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