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Dear CNN, thanks a lot ...
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, November 08, 2006

News or propaganda? That's the question asked about the airing of terrorist provided film showing 10 Americans being shot by snipers.

We can certainly figure out the thoughts of terrorists on the subject:
“The idea of filming the operations is very important, because the scene that shows the falling soldier when he is hit has more impact on the enemy than any other weapon, especially after we saw the great concern of the enemy and the western media.” – Commander of the Sniper Brigade in Baghdad


 
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I especially appreciate the coverage since they buried one of my son’s friends a few days ago - shot recently by a sniper in Iraq.

I can’t tell you how ’happy’ I am with CNN broadcasting this sh*t, knowing that this soldier could very well have been one of the ones on the tapes.
 
Written By: looker
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So, by your logic, if CNN had never shown that piece, then that incident would have never happened, and those soldiers would be alive today.

Oh and we then by default, ’have won the war’.

Right.


um, McQ.

Go back to bed. You are illogically scattershooting at anything that comes into your line of fire.

Kind of like that other Dick: Cheney.


bwahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa
 
Written By: Rick Day
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I guess Rick the question(s) is?are, "Would Walter Cronkite embed himself with the IInd SS Panzer Korps at Arnhem?" Or would Capra have filmed The Battle of San Pietro from the German perspective? Would Ernie Pyle have been expected to report from the Japanese side on Ie Shima?
 
Written By: Joe
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So, by your logic, if CNN had never shown that piece, then that incident would have never happened, and those soldiers would be alive today.
Wow. Your reasoning didn’t jump the logic track, it was never on it.

Incredibly shallow premise followed by an equally shallow analysis.
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/blog
Wow, Rick. You truly are a scummy individual.

McQ is a "dick" because he has a problem with American media broadcasting enemy propaganda? So you think it’s just fine n’dandy that CNN is showing our boys getting shot at and killed for the purpose of defeating our will? It’s OK with you that our own media is helping our enemies demoralize us?

Dick, thy name is Rick.
 
Written By: MichaelW
URL: http://asecondhandconjecture.com
So, by your logic, if CNN had never shown that piece, then that incident would have never happened, and those soldiers would be alive today.
Rick - you used the word in correct context for your sentence, but logic itself clearly isn’t your forte.

McQ was exceedingly kind in granting that any part of your analysis of his post approximates ’reasoning’.
Go back to bed. You are illogically scattershooting at anything that comes into your line of fire.

Kind of like that other Dick: Cheney.
except for the mis-use of the subjective personal pronoun "you", I would have guessed the rest of your comment was self-referential. Or was that the sane portion of your mind taking hold of your fingers for a moment to type you a message?
 
Written By: looker
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Rick D, your village called, they are expecting you to come back.
 
Written By: capt joe
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So, by your logic, if CNN had never shown that piece, then that incident would have never happened, and those soldiers would be alive today.
No you idiot, that is not at all what McQ said or meant. And if it has to be explained to you, then you are beyond help.
 
Written By: meagain
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Seriously, though. If this footage was shot by an American cameraman, would it then be okay? If so, what’s the difference? And if not, why? Is it in the best interests of America when their casualties are an abstraction? Heck, you could easily argue that lots of graphic footage of US soldiers dying is likely to *increase* support for the war by making people angry.

I don’t really have a stake in this except for being knee-jerk pro-coverage in principle. But I think people who viscerally dislike those who show the footage for what it shows, and I’m not sure if that makes sense.
 
Written By: glasnost
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Seriously, though. If this footage was shot by an American cameraman, would it then be okay?
This is a compilation of shots clearly used as propaganda and packaged as such.

We’ve all seen camera footage taken during an actual event which helped explain said event. That isn’t the case here. This isn’t news anymore than showing laser guided bombs hitting targets in Iraq during the invasion is now news.

It’s propaganda and showing it aids the side putting it out there as such. Is that the purpose of news organizations, ’nost?

Or is to actually report news?
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/blog
It’s propaganda and showing it aids the side putting it out there as such. Is that the purpose of news organizations, ’nost?
The correct answer is they are on his side. The troops are on the other.
 
Written By: capt joe
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Seriously, though. If this footage was shot by an American cameraman, would it then be okay?
Glasnost - you know better.
 
Written By: looker
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