NY Times Hits New Low

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    This is as low as the liberal media can get..............


    Outrage! New York Times Posts Video and Pictures of Dying US Soldier!!

    The New York Times publishes photos and posts video of a dying US soldier!

    ** Now, the suffering Texas family is outraged! They were not contacted by the Times before the report was published!

    And... The Times reporters lost their embedded status after violating a signed agreement!

    The video is still posted on the NYT website even after the family complained about this report on their son on Tuesday. (4:40 PM CST, Wednesday)

    (I got through 5 minutes of the propaganda video before I had to turn it off and I have pretty high tolerance for media bias. Staff Sgt. Hector Leija is talking to the cameraman at the beginning of the clip. At the end of the clip he is down...
    This was just over the top.)

    Who needs a "Tokyo Rose" when you have the NYT, CNN, AP, CBS?

    From: ‘Man Down’: When One Bullet Alters Everything

    After Staff Sgt. Hector Leija was shot in the kitchen of a Baghdad apartment last Wednesday, Pfc. Aaron Barnum retrieved the sergeant’s helmet. (NYT)

    The Houston Chronicle reported this horrible news this morning of the outraged family who just heard that The New York Times has photos and video of their dying soldier son posted on their website.


    WASHINGTON — A photograph and videotape of a Texas soldier dying in Iraq published by the New York Times have triggered anger from his relatives and Army colleagues and revived a long-standing debate about which images of war are proper to show.

    The journalists involved, Times reporter Damien Cave and Getty Images photographer Robert Nickelsberg, working for the Times, had their status as so-called embedded journalists suspended Tuesday by the Army corps in Baghdad, military officials said, because they violated a signed agreement not to publish photos or video of any wounded soldiers without official consent.

    New York Times foreign editor Susan Chira said Tuesday night that the newspaper initially did not contact the family of Army Staff Sgt. Hector Leija about the images because of a specific request from the Army to avoid such a direct contact.

    "The Times is extremely sensitive to the loss suffered by families when loved ones are killed in Iraq," Chira said. "We have tried to write about the inevitable loss with extreme compassion."

    She said that after the newspaper account, with a photograph of the soldier, was published Monday, a Times reporter in Baghdad made indirect efforts to tell the family of the video release later that day. The video was still available for viewing on the Times' Web site Tuesday night, (It is still available, Wednesday 4:40 PM CST) when the newspaper notified clients of its photo service that the photograph at issue was no longer available and should be eliminated from any archives.

    ...Chief Warrant Officer 4 Robert Lobeck, serving as the Army's casualty assistance officer with Leija's family in Texas, said seeing the images of Leija on the Internet was very upsetting to the relatives.

    "Oh God, they shouldn't have published a picture like that," Leija's cousin Tina Guerrero, who had not seen the images but was aghast about them anyway, told the Houston Chronicle on Tuesday in Raymondville. She said the images would be especially hurtful to the soldier's parents, Domingo and Manuela Leija, who have remained in the family's home on the edge of town. ''It's going to devastate them," Guerrero said. ''They're having enough pain dealing with the death of their son."
    This was released last Friday in The Brownsville Herald:


    Hector Leija, a 1997 graduate of Raymondville High School and an Army staff sergeant, was killed in Iraq over the weekend.

    The 27-year-old was serving his second tour in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Defense Department has not yet released details on his death.
    But, the New York Times has!
    Hat Tip Sean Hannity Show

    Stryker Brigade News has a roundup on Staff Sgt. Hector Leija.
    Rest in Peace.

    More outrage... The Washington Post talks about our "mercenary force."
    Dan Riehl says the "media has gone to war."
    It's just too bad they're siding with the enemy.

    http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2007/01/outrage-new-york-times-posts-video-and.html
     
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    I guess they would argue that they are portraying the awfullness of war - that one moment you can have a living breathing speaking human being and the next: death. Ofcourse we all know why they really do it- because outraged or not, everyone still seems to want to have a look.
     
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    and when I saw the title I thought it would be on this:

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/2007/01/31/D8N0AEB80.html

     
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    Funny, Kathianne, I think your post & the first one echo a certain cause & effect relationship, don't you?


    This is why the fairness doctrine is going to be pushed very hard & very quietly by the left.
     
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    One would think the family would get it, but ah no.
     
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    The guy who said that the media has gone to war and are siding with the enemy hit it right on the head. When are a majority of the American people going to come to that same conclusion and realize that their security is in danger--not only from the terrorists but from within? Mata Hari could have taken lessons from the NYT.

    They are good at protecting themselves by mouthing the empty words that they "support" the troops. Oh, yeah, indeed. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    I think if I was over there with a fire-team, I think I would be tempted to make some NYT reporters disappear. I mean who is doing more harm to our troops then the very news outlets who are reporting distorted views of the war against our troops. Lets face it, if the so called "Bush War" is successful in any way the Democrats loose their power. For the Democrats to win, our armed forces have to loose. Well in military contents that is not going to happen, but I am sure the left will think of something and say it was their plan or something to get the credit.
     
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    yes it is clearly the medias responsibility to censor reality from the masses only information that is pro war should be presented , i mean what next pictures of wounded ,soldiers dead dieing and wounded baby's .no one wants or needs to see that reality ,give them pictures of troops on patrol talking with children
    or disarming i.e.d.s, gives us talking heads and situation rooms or the people will soon lose there will to spill the blood of there children
     
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    Meanwhile, the liberal media and anti war kooks were outraged over the hanging of Saddam


    We all know what your priortites are
     
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    Oh ya that lib media was all over that must of been tens of thousand protesting in the streets of America over death of Saddam .they must of talked about it for at least several days. and those kooky anti war people
    anyone in there right mind is pro-war no matter how false the Intel was or how unsuccessfully it is ,it should never be questioned and the reality of war should be censored ,but those dam libs are to blame because as we all know ever Republican fully supports war and media censorship .as ever lib secretly wants to be Muslim and have terrorist rule the world
     

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