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#21 Posted on

    Originally posted by cranlsn

      Originally posted by dMr

        Originally posted by rockstar
        I think his point was "al-Jazeera sucks, so YAY for bombing it!" Not that I agree whole-heartedly, but that's what I got from him linking it.


      Its a pretty popular misconception over here that al-Jazeera is some sort of joint venture of Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.

      It's not. It's a television network like any other which employs many well educated and well respected (in media circles) journalists, a large number of whom originally worked for western networks.

      Oh, and the reason I wouldn't trust Fox News is that they broke the news that "a strike was made on a building in Baghdad, possibly holding Saddam Hussein and the rest of the al Qaeda leadership"

      To have someone that ill informed reporting on the war is bad enough but to allow her to go uncorrected is pretty shocking.



    That seems to be a case of simply mis-speaking, it does happen. Do we really want to start me, and others (Pool Boy I'm looking at you) digging up every verbal screw up CNN, MSNBC, or for that matter Dan Rather have made?

    If you want to choose another news source because you like their reporting, great! But don't blanket them with "They can't be trusted", because of a verbal gaff.



Well, there's screwing up, and being completely off. Associating Saddam with al Qaeda (when at least there hasn't been much evidence linking him in particular with al Qaeda, if any) isn't even close to a minor screwup.



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.74
Reason 507 for not trusting Fox News: Geraldo Rivera giving away the location of our troops on the air while he is with them and telling the iraqis what we are planning to do.

The fuckhead got himself booted from the country like a dumbass that he is... That was so funny!



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#23 Posted on

    Originally posted by Cerebus
    Reason 507 for not trusting Fox News: Geraldo Rivera giving away the location of our troops on the air while he is with them and telling the iraqis what we are planning to do.

    The fuckhead got himself booted from the country like a dumbass that he is... That was so funny!



This one I'll give you...Geraldo's an idiot...Fox's only mistake was hiring this dolt.






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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.44
    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    The explanation that I heard was that it was OK for a hard news report of soldiers surrendering, but it was not OK to show POWS being interrogated. I believe that the confusion has to do with the latter being simplified as "It is wrong to show POWS".


And would the Geneva Convention even apply to TIME, or only to governments?

(edited by PalpatineW on 11.4.03 0006)


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#25 Posted on

    Originally posted by PalpatineW
      Originally posted by Guru Zim
      The explanation that I heard was that it was OK for a hard news report of soldiers surrendering, but it was not OK to show POWS being interrogated. I believe that the confusion has to do with the latter being simplified as "It is wrong to show POWS".


    And would the Geneva Convention even apply to TIME, or only to governments?

    (edited by PalpatineW on 11.4.03 0006)



My understanding was that it was OK to show them as long as it wasn't done in a manner intended to humiliate them.

Hence it was all right to show a long line of Iraqi POW's briefly but not acceptable to show individual prisoners being questioned.

But then on BBC last night I saw some Iraqis who had literally just been captured being interviewed by news-crews, and frankly if that doesnt cause them embarassment I dont know what would.



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#26 Posted on

    Originally posted by PalpatineW
    And would the Geneva Convention even apply to TIME, or only to governments?


It only applies to governments, and government-controlled agencies. The media is concerned with reporting facts, free of bias, so they wouldn't be showing things like that for propaganda purposes.

BWAHAHAHAAAAHAHAHA. Sorry, I tried to get that out with a straight face, but... anyway, that's the idea, as I understand it. A bit naive, perhaps, but still a decent idea.



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