Wednesday, May 18, 2005

 

Yet another claim that the US targets journalists

Offered, of course, without any substantiating evidence

Linda Foley, International President of the Newspaper Guild and president of Communications Workers of America, the nation's largest broadcast and journalism workers union, speaking at the 2005 National Conference for Media Reform:
"Journalists, by the way, are not just being targeted verbally or …ah, or… ah, politically. They are also being targeted for real, um…in places like Iraq. What outrages me as a representative of journalists is that there's not more outrage about the number, and the brutality, and the cavalier nature of the U.S. military toward the killing of journalists in Iraq."

"They target and kill journalists…uh, from other countries, particularly Arab countries like Al -, like Arab news services like Al-Jazeera, for example. They actually target them and blow up their studios with impunity…"
A video link is here. Via JunkYardBlog.

This is outrageous. There is much stronger evidence that American journalists constitute al Qaeda's fifth column. Considering the direction in which the media is heading, however, it is concievable that they may make themselves legitimate targets before this war is over.

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