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CBS News Team Hit in Baghdad
CBS Website ^ | May 29,2006 | CBS

Posted on 05/29/2006 8:14:56 AM PDT by I still care

CBS/AP) Two London-based members of the CBS News team, veteran cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and soundman James Brolan, 42, were killed and correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39, was seriously injured Monday when the Baghdad military unit in which they were imbedded was attacked. They were reporting on patrol with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, when their convoy was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED).

The attack was among a slew of car and roadside bombs left about three dozen people dead before noon Monday, including one explosion that killed 10 people on a bus. Nearly all the attacks occurred in Baghdad.

Dozier and her crew are among the latest American television journalists to become casualties in Iraq. Former ABC News "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt suffered severe injuries in a roadside bombing in Iraq Jan. 29, 2006. Woodruff is still recovering from serious head injuries and broken bones. Cameraman Vogt has returned home to France for more rehab.

On April 6, 2003, David Bloom, 39, an American journalist for NBC television, embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq died from an apparent blood clot near Baghdad.

All over the region, explosions began just after dawn, with one roadside bomb killing 10 people and injuring another 12 who worked for an Iranian organization opposed to the regime in Iran, police said.

The explosions began just after dawn, with one roadside bomb killing 10 people and injuring another 12 who worked for an Iranian organization opposed to the regime in Iran, police said.

A car bomb parked near Baghdad's main Sunni Abu Hanifa mosque killed at least nine Iraqi civilians and wounded 25, said Saif al-Janabi, director of Noaman hospital. It exploded at noon in north Baghdad's Azamiyah neighborhood and was so powerful it vaporized the vehicle. Rescue crews and Iraqi army soldiers were carrying stretchers toward waiting ambulances, Associated Press TV footage showed.

A bomb planted in a parked minivan killed at least seven and injured at least 20 when it exploded at the entrance to an open-air market selling secondhand clothes in the northern Baghdad suburb of Kazimiyah.

Another parked car bomb exploded near Ibin al-Haitham college in Azamiyah, also in northern Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding at least five others - including four Iraqi soldiers, police Lt. Col. Falah al-Mohammedawi said.

In Baghdad's Tahariyat Square, a parked car bomb targeting an American convoy killed one civilian and injured nine , police Lt. Col. Abbas Mohammed Salman said. It was not known if there were any U.S. casualties, but at least one Humvee was seen on fire.

A second bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol near the square killed one and wounded 10 - including four police.

In other attacks, a roadside bomb killed two police officer and wounded three others in downtown Baghdad's Karradah district, while one man was killed and six were injured when a bomb hidden in a minivan used as a bus exploded.

Another roadside bomb killed two police officer and wounded three others in downtown Baghdad's Karradah district, while one man was killed and six were injured when a bomb hidden in a minivan used as a bus exploded.

The day's most serious attack targeted a public bus near Khalis, 50 miles north of Baghdad in Diyala province, an area notorious for such attacks, provincial police said.

All the dead were workers at the Ashraf base of the Mujahedeen Khalk, or MEK, which opposes Iran's regime. The group, made up of Iranian dissidents living in Iraq, said the dead were Iraqi workers heading to their camp.

The blast pushed in the side of the white public bus and peppered its blackened side with shrapnel holes. The bus, later inspected by U.S. Army troops, was streaked in blood, Associated Press TV footage showed.

"We were transporting the workers from Baqouba to the Mujahedeen Khalk when the roadside bomb exploded and killed all these people," one man who was on the bus told AP TV.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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To: Rte66

Dozier is "conscious and responding" now.


201 posted on 05/30/2006 5:59:11 AM PDT by Rte66
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To: Rte66

Thanks.


202 posted on 05/30/2006 7:04:33 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Wild open borders are so pre-9/11.)
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from the article...

roadside bomb killing 10 people and injuring another 12 who worked for an Iranian organization opposed to the regime in Iran...

203 posted on 05/30/2006 7:15:15 AM PDT by Woodstock
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To: DTogo
For weeks now we'll have to hear about the "bravery, hard work, and sacrifice" of this media team trying to bring the news to us... while the real bravery, hard work and sacrifice of the Coalition soldiers bringing freedom to millions goes unnoticed, if not scoffed at by the MSM.

I agree,well worth repeating.

204 posted on 05/30/2006 8:23:28 AM PDT by No Blue States
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To: No Blue States

And I've heard it already...


205 posted on 05/30/2006 8:29:44 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Begin
"Perhaps I'm a tad cold-hearted, but I have zero sympathy for this MSM bimbo and her cohorts."

I have to admit I agree. My contempt for the MSM could not be greater. They've been rooting for the enemy all along; some people here might deny it, but I think it is beyond dispute. It is a simple fact: at a gut, emotional level, they dislike Bush far more than they dislike Saddam Hussein or Bin Laden. In fact, they don't even really dislike Saddam or Osama; they are INTRIGUED by them. The everyday murders of civilians by the insurgents pass without comment or condemnation, sometimes even with veiled approval; but this alleged atrocity by the Marines in Haditha will get full play, day in and day out, and it will be portrayed as the defining or archetypal moment of our presence in Iraq. So, no, I do not weep for these journalists.
206 posted on 05/30/2006 8:45:19 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: I still care

More important to report on the reporters than the military personel who fell.


207 posted on 05/30/2006 9:55:16 AM PDT by I'm ALL Right!
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To: All

So.......................

The CBS reporters are "brave" and "heroic" while our U.S. troops are labled by MSM reporting as terrorists & murderers??

Duly noted.


208 posted on 05/30/2006 10:10:19 AM PDT by avacado
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To: april15Bendovr

Not all are patriotic Americans, some are the very opposite. But, I just want to give them the benefit of the doubt. There are some I would not. If Rather got injured, it would be hard to have sympathy.


209 posted on 05/30/2006 10:45:45 AM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: april15Bendovr

Or worse, Couric.


210 posted on 05/30/2006 10:45:56 AM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: rwfromkansas
The only difference between the Rosenbergs and the mainstream media in Iraq would be we haven't had the opportunity to electrocute the MSM for their treason yet.


211 posted on 05/30/2006 12:04:11 PM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: rwfromkansas

I should expand my treason statement to the war on terror not just Iraq.


212 posted on 05/30/2006 12:07:02 PM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: purpleland
I can remember back in the early 1950's when Uncle Walter supplemented his income from reading the news at the Washington DC CBS affiliate WTOP by touting Staydry Basement Sealant Compound. He was a shill then and is so now. The product he peddles has just declined in utility and credibility over the years.
213 posted on 05/30/2006 5:39:59 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat
"I can remember back in the early 1950's when Uncle Walter supplemented his income from reading the news at the Washington DC CBS affiliate WTOP by touting Staydry Basement Sealant Compound. He was a shill then and is so now. The product he peddles has just declined in utility and credibility over the years."

Truthfully, I never accepted the MSM/TV anchors as credible (also going back to the late 50's.) Because THEY were assumed to be objective. When three or more of these personalities report like brainwashed clones reading prescripted "news" slants rather than demonstrating their independent thought process, the Red flag does up! Literally, RED. I don't wonder that most Americans under the age of 50 have accepted the MSM leftist bias as " naturally liberal or progressive."

The leftist/liberal &Dem factions are so petulant, petty and perverse, they defy all reason and sensibility.
214 posted on 05/30/2006 8:58:54 PM PDT by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: robowombat
"I can remember back in the early 1950's when Uncle Walter supplemented his income from reading the news at the Washington DC CBS affiliate WTOP by touting Staydry Basement Sealant Compound. He was a shill then and is so now. The product he peddles has just declined in utility and credibility over the years."

Truthfully, I never accepted the MSM/TV anchors as credible (also going back to the late 50's.) Because THEY were assumed to be objective. When three or more of these personalities report like brainwashed clones reading prescripted "news" slants rather than demonstrating their independent thought process, the Red flag does up! Literally, RED. I don't wonder that most Americans under the age of 50 have accepted the MSM leftist bias as " naturally liberal or progressive."

The leftist/liberal & Dems factions are so petulant, petty and perverse, they defy all reason and sensibility.
215 posted on 05/30/2006 9:02:07 PM PDT by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: I still care

Somewhere in Iraq there is an insurgent being made to don a suicide vest for blowing up one of their biggest propaganda supporters.


216 posted on 05/31/2006 2:02:27 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: I still care

Just saw this -- prayers for all the soldiers and others involved.


217 posted on 05/31/2006 7:21:29 PM PDT by StarCMC (Proud member of ProudPatriots.org - welcome home Sarge!)
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To: I still care

They are targeting news outfits on purpose. No doubt about it. Nothing better for their efforts than having the news people blowing up with the nonstop coverage.


218 posted on 06/02/2006 9:07:00 AM PDT by kinghorse
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