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Nightline to talk about Abuses

Posted on 05/11/2004 12:42:35 PM PDT by gilliam

TONIGHT'S FOCUS: The abuses committed by American soldiers at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison have prompted a storm of outrage. Especially disturbing are late breaking reports this afternoon that an American may have been murdered in retaliation for those abuses. Today, a tense Senate hearing considered the Army's own internal report of these abuses. And despite the enormity of the criticism, both at home and around the world, some are starting to say there has already been too much hand wringing.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004electionbias; abcnews; agitprop; bloodontheirhands; ccrm; decapitation; iraq; iraqipow; iraqipowphotos; mediabias; murder; nickberg; propaganda

1 posted on 05/11/2004 12:42:37 PM PDT by gilliam
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To: gilliam
The leftist Fraudcast Networks will continue this incessant hand-wringing UNTIL they can dream up something else to replace it that they feel is equally bad. Notice how the beheading of the American in Iraq is being blamed on US - and, of course, on Dubya.

They are really beside themselves trying to turn public opinion and get their guy elected. It's gone way past the shadings of old - it's out and out blatant now - and there is more than the slightest chance of a very real backlash.

Michael

2 posted on 05/11/2004 12:48:13 PM PDT by Wright is right! (It's amazing how fun times when you're having flies.)
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To: gilliam
You see, they are crediting Al Queda with actually "avenging" the prison abuses. Obviously, Al Queda is using the story in a sick attempt to gain support for slaughtering innocents. I'm sorry, but I have abn unusual target - the President. He is too civil while the media and democrats are trying to bring about an American defeat. The left will gladly get lots of people killed for their agenda. They have done it before, Kerry being a prime example. And we need to stop groveling and take them on for it. I believe the nation would rally.
3 posted on 05/11/2004 12:48:30 PM PDT by Williams
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To: gilliam
I wondered something else as well. Why is Nightline just now getting around to this story? Is it to generate some kind of sound bytes to give the evening news an excuse to regurgitate it for one more day?

Michael

4 posted on 05/11/2004 12:49:55 PM PDT by Wright is right! (It's amazing how fun times when you're having flies.)
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To: gilliam
Especially disturbing are late breaking reports this afternoon that an American may have been murdered in retaliation for those abuses

Is Ted suggestion that the murder of Nick Berg is our fault? Boy, that didn't take long.

If we take a couple of prisoners out into the town square and decapitate them with a big knife after burning their genitals in retalitation for the death of Nick Berg, I wonder if Mr. Koppel, in his ever-vigilant striving to be consistent, will blame Berg's murderers.

Nah.

5 posted on 05/11/2004 12:52:01 PM PDT by Pete
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To: gilliam
Email sent. Among other things, I suggested that they remove the word "American" from their network name. They are not worthy.
6 posted on 05/11/2004 12:56:05 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: gilliam
Oh, OK. So now Ted Koppel is drawing moral equivalence between...

1.) A bunch of sick puds posing Iraqi prisoners--prisoners in the maximum security portion of Abu Ghraib, there for insurgent activity against coalition troops--naked and in degrading positions and taking pictures of it.

and

2.) A bunch of animals trussing an American up like a pig and beheading him on camera while yelling war cries to their false moon god.

Yyyeeeeeeah.

}:-)4
7 posted on 05/11/2004 12:56:15 PM PDT by Moose4 (Yes, it's just an excuse to post more pictures of my cats. Deal with it.)
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To: Wright is right!
I agree - a backlash is coming.
8 posted on 05/11/2004 12:57:11 PM PDT by cvq3842
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To: Wright is right!
"It's gone way past the shadings of old - it's out and out blatant now - and there is more than the slightest chance of a very real backlash."

No question it's time to take back our country, even if that means to take up arms. I guarantee you that these hand-wringing, finger-pointing leftists will turn tail and run if we take the fight to them.
9 posted on 05/11/2004 12:57:37 PM PDT by rj45mis
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To: Williams
Maybe. I do worry sometimes that Bush & co are letting the other side set the agenda. But then again just letting the left vent and make fools of themselves might create a backlash. If they are hanging themselves, why interrupt?
10 posted on 05/11/2004 12:59:09 PM PDT by cvq3842
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To: gilliam
The abuses committed by American soldiers at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison have prompted a storm of outrage

The film of Nick Berg being beheaded needs to be stuck in the faces of anit-American Democrat-appeasnicks like John Fn. Kerry. It's only one American this time but I'm just as pissed off now as I was about 9/11.

11 posted on 05/11/2004 1:01:20 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: gilliam
And I just bet Nightline will overlook the brutal decapitation of 26 year old Pennsylvania Nick Berg. (BIG SARC)
12 posted on 05/11/2004 1:01:22 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: gilliam
Reports from our own American press are responsible for the excuse given to murder one of our own people, by the islamofascist barbarians. If this had never been so loudly screamed about by the press, the terrorists would never have had such a convenient excuse for murder.
13 posted on 05/11/2004 1:09:02 PM PDT by jim35 (A third party vote is a vote for the DemocRATs.)
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To: lilylangtree
the butchers said they offered to trade him for current prisoners to no avail, so obviously they aren't to blame. ted will spin it somehow 'cos he can't ignore it.
14 posted on 05/11/2004 1:09:44 PM PDT by kallisti (the fastest way to end a war is to lose it.)
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To: gilliam
nightline can shove it up it's ass
15 posted on 05/11/2004 1:10:27 PM PDT by The Wizard (Democrats: enemies of America)
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To: kallisti
I heard we offered that.
16 posted on 05/11/2004 1:12:13 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Let's write to Nighline.
Berg's murder should be shown to all.
Like you said, it's going to be "Bush's fault"
so let's get it on and let the public decide!

How mad can I get and still maintain life?
I am finding out day by day.
17 posted on 05/11/2004 1:24:40 PM PDT by onyx (Rummy's job is winning the war, not micro-managing some damn prison.)
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To: gilliam
After today's beheading, they've really got their nerve.
18 posted on 05/11/2004 1:38:53 PM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: gilliam
We got to get information out of them somehow.This is no big deal.Everyday in America a man has on a collar and leash AND LIKES IT!
19 posted on 05/11/2004 1:45:46 PM PDT by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: rj45mis
just don't get caught.
20 posted on 05/11/2004 1:47:58 PM PDT by johnb838 (Stand Up For Rummy!)
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To: gilliam
Especially disturbing are late breaking reports this afternoon that an American may have been murdered in retaliation for those abuses.

So the media over-hypes the story to inflame public opinion, and then gets all aghast when some terrorists get inflamed and behead an American. Truly despicable.

21 posted on 05/11/2004 1:48:37 PM PDT by dirtboy (John Kerry - Hillary without the fat ankles and the FBI files...)
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To: gilliam
Screw Nightline.
22 posted on 05/11/2004 1:49:39 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: gilliam
To hell with those prisoners AND the lamestream media. I'm still enraged about the attacks of 9/11/01. Had I the power, the entire ME region would be a radioactive sea of green glass, our troops would not be dying in Iraq and every damned muslim in the world would be dead or in prison. I prefer dead. The muslims want to kill all infidels, I'm just returning what they're dishing out.

The lamestream media is nothing but a 5th column.
23 posted on 05/11/2004 1:54:43 PM PDT by appalachian_dweller (The RIGHT of THE PEOPLE to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.)
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To: gilliam
It was reported today on WLS Chicago, that one of the prisoners in the photos was one of the iraqi's that raped Jessica Lynch. They should have turned the juice on.
24 posted on 05/11/2004 2:31:17 PM PDT by chainsaw (http://www.hanoi-john.org.)
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To: Wright is right!
I think the whole thing is about to backfire right in the media's smug, Leftist faces. And sooner than later.

Americans are getting really sick of Big Media's constant, unrelenting assault on America and her people. Notice how their crediblity is now somewhere just above lawyers and used car salesmen? We're about to see what happens when people in general start to realize that the drum-beating keeping this "scandal" alive is motivated solely by the Democrats and their media-elite allies.

25 posted on 05/11/2004 3:30:16 PM PDT by FierceDraka (The English word "Left" is translated into Latin as "Sinister". Think about it.)
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To: chainsaw
These people are plants
Some photos are reputed to be fakes
It is an effort to dicredit the US Army, it's people, and it's president.

How many "soldiers" out of the many thousands over there?
Are they reservists called up...or enlisteds?
What were their motives?
The truth is coming, and some people are going to be very egg-faced.

When the leftist media cannot see out of the hole...then the digging will stop.
26 posted on 05/11/2004 4:51:31 PM PDT by Alberta Pride
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To: johnb838
Oh, I think there might be a wee bit of assistance.

Would you stay in the military if John F'n Kerry won? "Yes, please tell me I'm a dupe and a chump, and that everything I did in Iraq was a lie. I'm eager to go die for the country somewhere else, if Commander-In-Chief Kerry tells me to."

The country won't have a military left.

27 posted on 05/11/2004 6:22:55 PM PDT by an amused spectator (The SeeBS of 2004 would have revealed the precise date and location of the Normandy Invasion)
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To: gilliam; Timesink; *CCRM; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; ...
Media Shenanigans ping - NightDNCFAXLine: Especially disturbing are late breaking reports this afternoon that an American may have been murdered in retaliation for those abuses [at Abu Ghraib prison]

Let's see - Iraqi terrorists murder an American in May 2004 because of stuff that happened in 2003.

It's clearly Bush and Rumsfeld's fault for forcing the Democrat media and its little Demi elf Hackworth to release the photos! THOSE BASTARDS!!!

On, Off, or grab it for a Media Shenanigans/Schadenfreude/PNMCH ping:
http://www.freerepublic.com/~anamusedspectator/

28 posted on 05/11/2004 6:44:27 PM PDT by an amused spectator (The SeeBS of 2004 would have revealed the precise date and location of the Normandy Invasion)
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To: Williams
I thought there was no link to Al Quada and Iraq. So now the press says they are in Iraq? So many flip-flops, so little time!

TC

29 posted on 05/12/2004 8:07:59 AM PDT by I_be_tc
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