Should the mainstream media report on the video covering the accidental murder of the Reuters photographers?
Warning, very graphic, I recommend only listening to it.
here’s the video: wikileaks.org or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rXPrfnU3G0&feature=player_embedded
It was a hectic day in Iraq. The military guys in the Apache above were probably very tired and very scared. They see a group of Arabic looking men below carrying cameras, but they figured the cameras were AK-47s or RPGs. They report that they see men with guns, and ask permission to shoot. Permission granted. They then slaughter everyone in the area, including women and children (but most likely they could not tell it was necessarily “women” or “children” from their vantage point).
They killed two Reuters photographers and other civilians. It could be argued that perhaps they killed some terrorists, but there is no evidence of this, no reports of it by any locals, nor any evidence found afterwards of this.
I’m not here to blame the guys in the Apache. I do blame the people who voted for their Commander in Chief, the ones who’d blindly do so yet again My personal feeling is that this type of thing should be reported by the mainstream media, because it is a part of war that most have no idea about. The Pentagon argues this damages national security.
Shouldn’t the mainstream media report this stuff more? Beyond just token occasional mentions?