Skip to comments.CNN Blasted, Praised Over Sniper Video(Despicable & Treasonous!)
Posted on 10/23/2006 6:21:07 AM PDT by kellynla
CNN's decision to air a video showing snipers targeting U.S. troops in Iraq provoked both rage and praise yesterday, with some calling it a brave move by the cable network and others labeling it a propaganda coup for terrorists.
This is nothing short of a terrorist snuff film, said Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Carlsbad. I think CNN should recognize it made a terrible mistake and pull it. Bilbray, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, sent a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld asking him to yank any CNN reporters embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq.
They don't deserve to be with American Marines and soldiers, said Hunter, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, at a news conference he and Bilbray held yesterday in downtown San Diego. CNN can't decide which side they're on.
Jeffrey Dvorkin, executive director of the Committee of Concerned Journalists in Washington, said CNN did an important journalistic job in reporting this.
It's enormously important that Americans have a very clear sense of what our military is going through in Iraq, Dvorkin said. It's one of the better pieces of war reportage I've ever seen.
A Defense Department spokesman yesterday declined to comment on the issue.
The cable channel began airing portions of the chilling video Wednesday night on Anderson Cooper 360, after what a network official described as an intense internal discussion over its news value.
Whether or not you agree with us in this case, our goal, as always, is to present the unvarnished truth as best we can, wrote CNN producer David Doss in a blog entry about the taped footage, which was still available on CNN.com last night.
(Excerpt) Read more at signonsandiego.com ...
As a former combat United States Marine, I find CNN's actions despicable and treasonous.
Semper Fi, Kelly
CNN is doing a great job of helping Osama Bin Laden and the Iranian Insurgents. CNN's propaganda on their behalf has been excellent.
Of course it is treason. Why are these sneaking bastards allowed access to military units? Ans: The rAT party mouthpiece has a vested interest in losing the war.
I would go one step further and shoot any CNN reporter in the battle area.
desperation by a failing network
It wouldn't be hard to arrange a video of insurgents killing a CNN reporter. If that happened, would Dvorkin feel the same way?
Disgusting. And that comment by Dvorkin ... dripping with used food! The story could have been told and when it came time to show the video, Cooper could have said "out of respect to the families of our soldiers, we will not show this propaganda video." No, they had to go for the ratings and keep the moonbat base happy.
Er...if by "reportage" you mean, 'airing exactly what the enemy has sent you.' What reportage???
CNN is absolutely disgusting.
Neal Gabler on FOX News Watch defended CNN by saying it's news. It happened; therefore, it should be covered.
So are partial birth abortions, and at much greater frequency.
Shame on them. CNN should remember that paybacks are a bitch.
Mistakes are accidents, what CNN did was quite intentional. The islamofacist scum shot this American warrior, but CNN is murdering him over and over and over with their airing of this video. CNN are the living proof that there is no low that some human beings won't sink to for personal gain or revenge.
Unfortunately CNN still has terrorists on the payroll so pulling the embedded reporters won't change a thing.
Fox News is fast becoming Faux News.
Whether or not you agree with us in this case, our goal, as always, is to present the unvarnished truth as best we can, wrote CNN producer David Doss
Yes... their goal AS ALWAYS is to present the unvarnished truth...
Is that why they deemed that footage of people jumping to their deaths from the WTC on 9-11 was *too upsetting* for people to see??? Is that why they made the choice not to show footage of the towers coming down after 9-11??? Or not to show terrorists sawing off the heads of Americans??? Or not to show Americans who have been burned beyond recognition hanging from a bridge in Iraq??? THOSE things were too upsetting for the delicate American mind... but if terrorist snipers are shooting at American soldiers, why THAT'S NEWS!!! Too important for the American people to miss... So what if some mother or wife sees her son or husband shot to death before their eyes!!! Too bad...
I would say rather that they varnish lies and call them the truth... whatever it takes to further the leftist agenda.
Wiping the spit off my face and descending from my soap box....
But doesn't CNN refuse to air WTC footage sayhing it is too "graphic"?
That would depend on what side of the war you're on, Jeffery.
Yet they won't air the 9/11 WTC collapse, because "it's tooo sooooon"............
CNN's AntiAmerican MOTTO and CREED : Ted Turner, June 18, 2002:
"So who are the terrorists?
I would make a case that both sides are involved in terrorism."
I wish I could boycott CNN and have it mean something, but I never watch them anyhow.
Anybody out there have a list of their advertisers?
Cooper could have said "out of respect to the families of our soldiers, we will not show this propaganda video." No, they had to go for the ratings and keep the moonbat base happy.
Nothing is going to be done against CNN by the gov't, litigation will not work either...
Only when the citizenry is Fed up enough with CNN and their enabling of the terrorists by the obvious propaganda and the constant "hate the Bush Admin" Agenda of CNN, will the first fire bomb sail through the lobby at CNN's headquarters...will something be done. It's sad that it will have to come to that for those idiots at CNN to get a clue...diplomacy has faild with Turner's ilk since the obviously ignore the facts and history.
Gabler is there as the duty lib idiot.
Despicable to put it mildly..
I wanna know what Glen Beck, Mr. Conservative who works for CCN, thinks about all this! I recently had CNN and its sheep dip programming removed from my TV, so I haven't heard his take on his libby employers. Does he stand up, address the issue, take a firm stand!
This propaganda snuff film is not unlike the Assassination of Bush film and the more cutting edge shock treatment the American public is being exposed to. Anderson Cooper is pushing the boundary of news broadcasts in the same way as lib Brits & Americans push offensive "art" -- and, as I suspect, to make a name for himself, other than being the son of a Vanderbilt.
Gabler hasn't had an original thought in years. He says what he's told to say.
Then it's even easier. Kick them out of the green zone and pull their ID so they can't get back in.
In fairness, Steve Doocie (this morning) castrated cnn over this "traitorous" enemy propaganda piece.
who is "Steve Doocie?"
al qeada is embedded at CNN
Weatherman and Co-Host of Fox and Friends on weekdays. He is Brian Kilmeade's partner. It may be Doocy or Doocey?
oh okay, I don't watch CNN so I didn't know. Thanks.
I have already contacted my senator and representative over this treasonous act and also think cnn should not only be pulled from Iraq but arrested and charges filed.I don't want to hear any of this da*n 1st amendment nonsense,they are not protected by it in Iraq and there are no american courts there to screw it up!
ooooops, my mistake, I have CNN on the brain this a.m...
I am so outraged by CNN's actions...
I don't watch Faux News' whatever program either. LOL
Personal calls and emails of outrage to CNN and our elected officials (airheads) is the least we can do. Dumping their stock is the first order of business for anyone that owns stock in the parent company.
" I have already contacted my senator"
I would do the same but we've got the Dumb & Dumber, the Leftist Twins, Boxer & Feintstein...
so a lot of good it would do to contact them...
but "Surfer Boy" Rohrabacher is my congressman, so I'll contact him today!
"...I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it. I prefer you said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to!"
CNN...questioning the manner in which the blanket of freedom they operate under is provided.
getting a list of CNN's advertisers and boycotting them might be the ticket...
hitting them in the wallet!
It sure worked against the Left Angeles Times!
They've been firing people left and right, circulation numbers and advertising revenue are both down BIG TIME!
hey, lets not kid ourselves, since you have the screen name of the most wrongly reported battle in American history;
CNN is an enemy of America and anyone who thinks otherwise has not been paying attention!
If anyone can obtain a list of CNN's advertisers, I would greatly appreciate those advertisers being posted here so we can all boycott them!
I am sick of outfits like CNN and Leftists doing what they please to smear American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines and profiting by airing and publicizing anti-American propaganda!
Go to Youtube.
Do a search for snipers and one can find dozens of videos of US / allied troops getting picked off.
Monday thru Thursday Brit's segment is good. FnF is good Monday through Friday when the regulars on on.
I also hate cnn!
No thanks, I don't need any refresher courses.