News media do that all the time. I worked in a couple of television newsrooms and we once tested cash for traces of cocaine (found a good bit of it, actually), tested those pre-made bagged salads for bacteria (found some) and tested hotel room bedding for love gunk (found lots). It's all part of their "What can we scare people with today?" ratings period special reports.
It's actually a good thing that MSNBC tested the materials found at the terrorist camp. This way you have more than just "the military" or "the government" providing proof. I'm sure that's why they were allowed to take samples.
posted on 04/04/2003 6:35:24 AM PST
(PRAY for our troops, our president, our journalists, the POWs and the innocents!)
I'm sure the media remain as observers and documentation sources for any WMD but don't do actually testing. The media is being used as a second source of documentation. The Military have their own scribes and photographers.
posted on 04/04/2003 6:41:42 AM PST
(God Bless Our Troops!)
Thanks for posting your comments. I thought it was a good thing as well since it is independent of the Government.
posted on 04/04/2003 6:05:22 PM PST
(Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
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