Thursday, February 01, 2007

CBS Thinks That You Can't Handle the Truth

CBS Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan has taken the extraordinary measures of writing letters to friends and family, trying to get CBS to air a report she did on street fighting in Baghdad.

The claim was that the report was "too graphic" and that another story she filed that day was more newsworthy.

Or was it because at the end of the clip, there's and Iraqi lambasting the United States for the "death and destruction" they have brought to Iraq?

Don't we already have Fox News for this kind of stuff?

5 comments:

Toccata said...

This is my second try. It didn't seem to work the first time. I'm sure hoping I won't return later and find I have someone managed to post twice!

I don't understand why media networks think we can't handle it. Knowledge is power.

By the way I saw what you wrote on Barbara B's site about bloggers and blogging and I just wanted to say you said it so perfectly.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

All I can say is ditto to everything that Toccata just said.

Danny Tagalog said...

I saw this - they shouldn't belittle us.

Bubs said...

This is what happens when pundits, editors and media heads run in the same circles as political figures and government officials. The way the mainstream media greased the skids for this war, and continues to minimize its impact, is disgusting.

Johnny Yen said...

Toccata-
Blogger spent a lot of yesterday acting buggy, I think.

The media has gone back to pandering to the power elite. It had a time, from the end of the Vietnam War, through Watergate where the fourth estate lived up to its obligation to report the news, however unpleasant.

Thank you-- to one of the bloggers who have made me enjoy blogging and reading blogs so much.

Barbara-
Ditto what I just said about Tocatta, about you!

Danny-
Problem is that there's so little outrage.

Bubs-
You hit the nail on the head. My god, even the History Channel, which I love watching, was in on the stampede. If you remember, in the week or two before the invasion, kept showing stuff about the first war, weapons of mass destruction, etc.

While reading my New York Times this morning, I checked the Iraq casualties. Today's listed death was a 19 year old. I was just sick.