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InvisiblePsiloKitten
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CNN Practiced Self Censorship
    #1917229 - 09/15/03 02:37 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Glad to see Christine is getting her spine back. Ill never forget how totally pissed off and disillusioned she was when she let it slip that the US soldiers that killed that camera man new exactly who he was.

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"Brown then asked Amanpour if there was any story during the war that she couldn't report.

"It's not a question of couldn't do it, it's a question of tone," Amanpour said. "It's a question of being rigorous. It's really a question of really asking the questions. All of the entire body politic in my view, whether it's the administration, the intelligence, the journalists, whoever, did not ask enough questions, for instance, about weapons of mass destruction. I mean, it looks like this was disinformation at the highest levels."



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Re: CNN Practiced Self Censorship [Re: PsiloKitten]
    #1917330 - 09/15/03 03:51 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

very cool to know


nice of her to show a spine to I agree


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Re: CNN Practiced Self Censorship [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #1917837 - 09/15/03 12:31 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

It was definitely difficult watching some of the few journalists left in the industry during (as though it were over) the war. With people like Amanpour, you could almost see it in their faces; the internal struggle between reading what they knew to be tripe off the teleprompter vs. reporting the News (tm) as they understood it. I'm glad to see that some of that fear in the media is lifting, even if just a wee bit. Gotta start somewhere...


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Re: CNN Practiced Self Censorship [Re: GernBlanston]
    #1917861 - 09/15/03 12:44 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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Fox News spokeswoman Irena Briganti said of Amanpour's comments: "Given the choice, it's better to be viewed as a foot soldier for Bush than a spokeswoman for al-Qaeda."




I know its off the issue but LOL that's one of the funniest things i've seen in a while.....


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Re: CNN Practiced Self Censorship [Re: st0nedphucker]
    #1917966 - 09/15/03 01:44 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

yeah, so much for 'fair and balanced' eh?


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Re: CNN Practiced Self Censorship [Re: st0nedphucker]
    #1920225 - 09/16/03 01:46 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I guess...if telling the whole truth somehow makes
you a spokesperson for al-queda.

I think americans aren't that simplistic.


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Re: CNN Practiced Self Censorship [Re: afoaf]
    #1920250 - 09/16/03 02:06 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

"I guess...if telling the whole truth somehow makes
you a spokesperson for al-queda.

I think americans aren't that simplistic. "

People get accused of being un-American for opposing the war, which sounds like it's just about the same level.


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Re: CNN Practiced Self Censorship [Re: st0nedphucker]
    #1924403 - 09/17/03 07:27 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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st0nedphucker said:
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Fox News spokeswoman Irena Briganti said of Amanpour's comments: "Given the choice, it's better to be viewed as a foot soldier for Bush than a spokeswoman for al-Qaeda."








That really really annoys me.  :mad: I can't believe they said that at Fox!  That news station gets more and more unprofessional with every passing day. 

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Re: CNN Practiced Self Censorship [Re: PsiloKitten]
    #1924716 - 09/17/03 12:00 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

PsiloKitten writes:

Glad to see Christine is getting her spine back.

It would have been nice if her boss had shown some spine.

http://www.indybay.org/news/2003/04/1599076.php

To be fair, Eason wasn't the only one "self-censoring" the facts in order to protect his access; it was apparently standard practice in pre-liberation Iraq:

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=34612

I guess "self-censoring" is bad when reporting American actions, but good when reporting to Iraqi actions. Oh, well.

pinky


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