Skip to comments.How can we contact the US military to demand the end of the embedding of reporters? (vanity)
Posted on 11/15/2004 6:04:00 PM PST by Trippin
Subject says it all. I believe that there are pro's to the embedding process, but if so many reporters are practically praying for atrocities to be committed by US troops, or hoping the Iraq war will fail, I think it is a DANGER to the troops to send the reporters with them on their missions.
As we have seen, a Marine is now being accused of a war crime for shooting an unarmed insurgent. However, it is pretty clear that the Marine was not aware of the fact that the man was injured, and given the fact that insurgents routinely fake death or injury to lure soldiers into a booby trap, I think it is a complete outrage the way the US media is handling this. This only insites more hatred and violence towrds our troops, even as they are fighting tooth and nail in Iraq.
In my opinion, the embedding process only affors the media more opportunities to villify the troops, since it is clear that practically none of the reporters embedded with the troops are prepared to report on acts of heroism.
I say we demand the embedding process to be ended, NOW!
"Many good stories--including the discovery of the slaughter and torture houses in Falluja--would not have been told if it hadn't been for the imbeds."
Are they being told? It seems to me that they're being buried.
I resent that this is happening. Our media is so damn dangerous. Soldiers will die because of this bullcrap.
That's the way I interpret this too. Perfectly rational behaviour given the circumstances, now turned into a war crime! I'm sorry, but I'm really ticked off by this. It simply isn't right for the MSM to unfairly play, judge, jury, and executioner when there are so many soldiers fighting their hearts out over there.
Certainly they've been told, otherwise we wouldn't know about them, now, would we?
No they haven't been told. We know about it. Do the Kerry voters know? The media hasn't trumpeted it at all. We've learned about it through the conservative media.
that reporter should've kept his mouth shut
now this bs is going to be played all over the middle east
especially on al jazeera
"Actually, I think it was a good idea to imbed the reporters. Many good stories--including the discovery of the slaughter and torture houses in Falluja--would not have been told if it hadn't been for the imbeds."
But surely the reporters can be driven to these sites from a central location to report on it. Why do they have to be embedded with an actual fighting unit? I agree that sometimes you get a really good report that actually describes exactly what happened at a particular event. But too many times now have I seen reporters injecting their opinion into their reporting, and that opinion is almost always slanted against the soldiers.
I'm just sick of it.
Or what about the footage of people jumping from a thousand feet to escape flames for the hard sudden feel of the concrete below. Odd how the MSM chooses its' atrocities....
This reporter better keep his head down....I mean the fog of war and all.
Yep - accidents can happen . . . . oops! Too bad about what hapened to that embed!!!!!
If you listen to the audio, its oblivious to me that this Marine thought that this terrorist was a threat. The Marines thought they could trust the NBC reporter. This was a big mistake. To me this NBC reporter is a Quisling.
Another e-mail address for the NBC traitor:
And I'm too sick to even type.
Sure will cause other deaths of ours because they'll have to think like cops instead of war!!!
If you can't expect professional unbiased reporting, then don't embed the reporters with a fighting unit. Not only do the soldiers have one more guy to worry about, but they also have to endure propaganda from the guy they are protecting.
Unless the quality of reporting improves, I think it's time to end the practice of embedding. The reporting is so one sided, that I believe it threatens the lives of the soldiers in Iraq.
To me, embedding reporters, as a concept, is fine, but not at the cost of increasing the threat to the soldiers. They don't deserve this.
Please. Has it gotten anywhere the play that this story has?
So the Right has learned of the execution chambers (BFD), now all of America is being told that our guys are executioners.
To avoid the ubiquity of the latter, I'd gladly give up the former.
I agree. I sure that's what the marines told the reporter. Being embedded with the marines,being shot at together and seeing how the terrorists try to trick US troops by playing dead for instance, the marines thought they could trust the reporter. Unfortunately, they were sadly wrong. This reporter to me is a Quisling.
All the Marines have to do is tell the reporter, "Okay, all is clear, you can come out in the open now.." Bang, one less stooly. End of problem.