TurningWheels

Monday, April 14, 2003
 
What the hell is up with CNN?

I am amazed that anybody would even consider CNN a worthy news resource with all of their shenanigans being revealed:

Media Watchdog Concerned CNN Had Armed Guard

Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) made the comments after an incident in the northern Iraqi town of Tikrit in which a security guard hired by CNN fired his machinegun at a checkpoint when the CNN convoy came under gunfire.

"This behavior creates a dangerous precedent that could imperil all other reporters covering this conflict and others in the future," Robert Menard, RSF secretary general, said in a statement.

"There is a real risk that belligerents will believe all press vehicles are armed," he said, adding that the use of armed private security guards only increased the confusion between reporters and combatants in the conflict.

CNN's behavior has been appalling. They continue to put their own interests ahead of overall safety and security. If this kind of crap doesn't finally do them in, I don't know what will. Maybe they can move their HQ to Qatar-- they'd get along great with Al Jazeera.




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