And They Wonder Why Many Reporters Are Universally Hated
This is a discussion on And They Wonder Why Many Reporters Are Universally Hated within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by SIGguy229
Not a short memory...as I also saw this atrocity in person.
Now I will say that was 5 years ago...the public ...
September 8th, 2009 03:57 AM
Au contraire, Pierre! You're not speaking the truth.
Originally Posted by SIGguy229
The press has most certainly reported on Taliban atrocities---YEARS AGO.
From the liberal Chicago Tribune in 2001, one of the largest circulation newspapers in the country:
Minority Afghans tell Taliban atrocities
Details emerge of mass executions
By Paul Salopek
Tribune foreign correspondent
November 26, 2001
"Patrons of terrorists, oppressors of women, willful destroyers of ancient culture, Afghanistan's Taliban regime has much to answer for. When it comes to human-rights abuses, nothing appears to match the evidence of atrocities now coming out of the remote heart of Afghanistan, where the nation's minority Hazara people live.
Gruesome details of mass executions and Balkans-style "ethnic cleansing" are beginning to emerge from the central province of Bamiyan as journalists visit the region for the first time since it was conquered by the Taliban in 1998."
Minority Afghans tell Taliban atrocities -- chicagotribune.com
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September 9th, 2009 05:22 PM
I asked this a couple of days ago and really wanted an answer. I don't know.
Some of you that have served.. any patrol with imbedded reporters? Are you responsible to keep them safe? Do they make things less safe for our soldiers?
Personally, I think we have to much media. I would prefer the military do their job and the reporters stop reporting every dispiciable thing that happens. War is hell. Things happen and unless you have been there, I would say "keep your opinions to yourself".
The more I here you guys go back and forth and now that I've talked to a few people at work, I've come to the conclusion that the AP didn't do anything awful. They should not have bothered to ask the father for permission they didn't need and I would have been just as happy to not know who was in the picture. As I don't know him anyway, it does not take anything away from how I feel about his sacrifice. It does bring some pain to his loved one's however, for nothing. IF they are going to be there to report the news, let them report it. Otherwise, remove them from the battlefield and let's get the job done.
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September 10th, 2009 01:12 PM
I have had to host various reporters embedded in my unit--we are responsible for their safety and security while they are with us. They are given specific instructions as to what they can/can not do; they can cover the story, but cannot put our forces at risk.
Originally Posted by Faitmaker
Reporters are here to tell a story--we want to give them OUR story with our message.
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