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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Media Knee Jerk

CNN and other outlets report to day of the shooting of a wounded terrorist in a Fallujah mosque.

Besides the obvious fog of war and the added fact that a marine was killed the day before as he knelt to give aid to a terrorist in the same mosque, my question is simple: Why is it so important to report this story now? Such a report can only serve to inflame the Muslim world against our troops who are battling terrorist as we speak. Moreover, reporting this now can have a huge chilling effect on soldiers in combat thereby further jeopardizing troops. I am all for embedded reporters, but let's keep a muzzle on some of this until after our troops are out of harms way.