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  1. talbert11

    talbert11 said, over 4 years ago

    That is just sick. You can’t use a natural disaster that destroyed an entire country and killed thousands to ask a question about a television anchor choice.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I’d say it sums up every disaster I’ve ever seen these folks at. Had a reporter in ‘Nam once ask me how it felt to recover my dead friends’ bodies. When he came to after surgery to repair his jaw, he understood.

    I later ran into many of the same types back here in the states over the years. When helping pull victims from a train derailment, a local “news person” did this same basic thing. The best thing the “big desk folks” can do, is STAY HOME!

  3. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, over 4 years ago

    Except for Sanjay Gupta (sp??) of CNN. I’ve appreciated his reporting, and he’s also giving medical care and helping personally.

  4. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 4 years ago

    Thanks for punching that Guy in the mouth dtroutma. Reporters ask some of the dumbest questions.

    “How does it feel like being buried under that rubble?”

    This was on this mornings today program during their piece on Haiti.

  5. parker5oh book'em dano

    parker5oh book'em dano said, over 4 years ago

    for some reason i didn’t expect the nyt to show a picture of one of the humans who was killed.

    news has gradually changed so much over the years and has become inhumane

    but which offense came first the reader demanding the gory details or the writer exploiting his findings

  6. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 4 years ago

    Liberals have a problem with the concept of a free press.

  7. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 4 years ago

    <==========^You mean like when I told the media outlets to stop airing the caskets of American dead soldiers from Iraq? That sort of free press I likes.

  8. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, over 4 years ago

    church, then you’ve forgotten about the Bush administration banning photos of returning coffins, even those draped with the flag. You’ve also forgotten about the Bush administration charging ABC’s Ted Koppel with being un-American and a traitor for airing a Nightline special that honored the dead in Iraq by displaying their photos in uniform and reading their names. No commentary by Koppel or anyone and the families gave ABC the photos, so obviously they didn’t think it was un-American. Bush and his cronies started a boycott and the right-wing owned TV stations refused to air the program.

    I believe conservatives have a much longer history of trying to curtail the free press.

  9. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 4 years ago

    BCS: 1) The barring of photos of returning caskets was begun in Dec. 1989 and continued throughout the Clinton administration.

    “The ban on media coverage of returning casualties was imposed by Defense Secretary Cheney after an embarrassing incident in which three television networks broadcast live, split-screen images in December, 1989, as the first U.S. casualties were returning from an American assault on Panama. In that incident, President Bush was seen on television joking at a White House news conference while somber images of flag-draped coffins arriving at Dover Air Force Base moved across viewers’ screens. The ban on war casualty images was continued during the Clinton administration, which made several exceptions to allow publication and broadcast upon the return of victims of attacks against U.S. personnel abroad, including the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in 2000. President George W. Bush continued the ban following the start of the Afghanistan war in October, 2001 and the Iraq invasion in March, 2003.”

    http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB152/index.htm

    2) ABC was just trying to agitate American’s to be anti war. Do you think any network will have a countdown to “X” number of dead in Afghanistan now that Obama is President? (I’ll give you a hint: No.)

  10. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, over 4 years ago

    church wrote: BCS: 1) The barring of photos of returning caskets was begun in Dec. 1989 and continued throughout the Clinton administration.

    Incorrect. The Dept of Defense prohibited photos/film of returning of dead soldiers in 1991, under Bush 41, during Gulf War One.

    Clinton relaxed the ban and his administration allowed photos of returning coffins from the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole, bombings of embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, among others. (We weren’t at war, remember?)

    The strict prohibition against photos of returning coffins was reinstituted by Bush 43 in Nov. 2001.

    2) ABC was just trying to agitate American’s to be anti war.

    First, I noticed you just ignore the facts, as always. The families of the dead released their photos. Guess they didn’t consider it “anti-war”

    When we reach the point in this country that honoring and recognizing the human treasure lost in war is considered “agitation” and “anti-war,” we will become the evil we fight. That’s how dictators in North Korea and other places operate. Guess we know who you think like.

  11. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 4 years ago

    ^ I stand by the quotes in my article, which specifially states Clinton made exceptions when America was the victim of terrorist attacks such as the Cole and embassy bombings. Casualties from Somalia, Bosnia and Kosovo were verboten. Americans as blameless victims of unprovoked terrorist attacks yes, victims when Clinton actually ordered troops to deploy, no. So the prohibition was relaxed when it suited Clinton, and he enforced it when he didn’t.

    And I notice you didn’t tackle whether the honorable press will have a countdown of deaths in Afghanistan now that Dems are in charge.

  12. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, over 4 years ago

    church, guess what? The information I wrote comes from your link too. Including the DOD ban in 1991 under Bush 41. I will look up info on Somalia, Bosnia and Kosovo when time allows. If you have specific link, please share it, save me some time.

    I can’t answer your last question. My guess is no, after what happened to ABC/nightline/Koppel, they probably won’t repeat that kind of program. And I notice you fail to explain how the simple showing of photos of men and women in their military portraits, and reading their names is somehow un-American and anti-war. You also ignore that the families provided the photos, so was OK with them.

    I repeat: Bush’s response was similar to that of a dictator, not a president of the US. We should never, never forget what wars cost us in human treasure.

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