Alexandria, VAMedia Research Center
President Brent Bozell announced today his support for the request
by Representative Duncan Hunter and several other congressmen, in
their letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, to remove CNN
from the military embedding program for reporters a step prompted
by CNNs decision to acquire and broadcast a propaganda video of
terrorist snipers stalking and killing U.S. soldiers in Iraq.
CNNs broadcast of a terrorist propaganda video, which is nothing more than a terrorist snuff film, is deplorable and revolting, said MRC President Brent Bozell. American soldiers are fighting and dying in Iraq to help win the war against terrorism and CNN reporters, who are embedded and protected by U.S. soldiers, are turning around and cutting deals with terrorists and then broadcasting the terrorists propaganda.
Congressman Hunter is correct: Does CNN want America to win this war? CNN cant pretend its somehow neutral in the war on terror and then demand that U.S. soldiers protect it from terrorists.
Secretary Rumsfeld should remove CNN from the embedding program unless or until the cable station can demonstrate that it is not a conveyor belt for terrorist propaganda.
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