House Defense chair asks Pentagon to remove embedded CNN reporters

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    SAN DIEGO The chair of the House Armed Services Committee asked the Pentagon today to remove C-N-N reporters embedded with U-S combat units.

    The network televised portions of a video on Wednesday showing insurgent snipers targeting U-S military personnel.

    Executives said the tape came to the network unexpectedly through contact with an insurgent leader.

    Representative Duncan Hunter wrote in his letter that, quote, "C-N-N has now served as the publicist for an enemy propaganda film featuring the killing of an American soldier."

    San Diego-area Republicans Darrell Issa and Brian Bilbray also signed the letter.

    C-N-N executives defended their decision to air the footage, saying its news value outweighed other concerns.:mad:
    http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=5569487
     
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    This should be done. CNN which considers it's programs 'global' should not be given access to helping out the enemy. Even AF wouldn't have done what CNN has done.
     

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