Wednesday, September 9, 2009

U.S.A. news media loathe the USA military, another example

In the early part of 2009 in Afghanistan a reporter for The New York Times, David Rohde, with an Afghanistan reporter, Tahir Ludin, and an Afghan driver Asaduliah Mangal went to conduct an interview with a Taliban leader.
The Taliban leader instead of granting the pre-arranged interview conducted a kidnapping of the three. The New York Times (NYT) made a request to the U.S. news media and the news media throughout the world not to report the story. They claimed security reasons. The world news media respected the request and did not report the kidnapping for seven months. After seven months when the reporter escaped his Taliban captors, that is when the world media released the story.

Rather nice the media respected the wishes and sensitivity of The New York Times. Think perhaps they would afford the same respect to others? Really?

Recently in Afghanistan a photographer with the Associated Press (AP) witness a United States Marine (USMC) named Lance Corporal Joshua Bernard (21 years old) being mortally wounded. As soon as the Marine was wounded through the process of his Marine buddies tending to his wounds, the photographer kept taking rather graphic and gruesome photographs. The Marine died from his wounds.

The Associated Press took the graphic photographs and showed them to the Marine's family. The family of Marine Joshua Bernard asked the Associated Press NOT to release or publish the photographs. Once again a sensitivity was being asked to be respected.

The Associated Press ignored the request of the family and released the photographs for publication. Resulting in the photos being published in newspapers around the USA and the world.

Further proof the American news media has absolutely no respect for the military of the United States of America. It is because these sick news agencies see themselves as not being citizens of the USA, but citizens of the world, thus no loyalties to the USA the very nation which protects their rights to publish their bias, slanted, hateful garbage.

Stick drawing of Afghan driver Asaduliah Mangal was used to illustrate the total disregard of this man by the news media as no photos of him could be located.

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