No, the MSM has not just surrendered to the Islamists, they have emerged as their best allies.
Please, please, phone, email, send letters, cancel subscriptions. Do something (non violent, of course) to show your displeasure.
BBC news this evening tried to have its cake and eat it too. It began the broadcast with the newly released pictures AND some of the old. Then, the anchor interviewed the Austalian Olivia Rousset, who got it from her" contacts" in Iraq. He asked her what was the news value of showing these photos given the fact that they are years old and that the guilty have been punished. Wasn't it just pouring oil on fire? She said something about insufficient accounting of higher ups. All the while, the pictures remained on the screen. They were rebroadcast at the end. The entire treatment was reminiscent of the Janet Jackson episode when the TV was showing over and over the"wardrobe malfunction."
Please, click here and let them have a piece of your mind.
To complain to CNN, email: Jack.Cafferty@turner.com
ACLU also released new photos it attained through the freedom of information act today. They want another investigation but claimed they are not behind the ones released in Australia. Just a coincidence. Defense complains it will cause additional violence.
ACLU Contact information: John Heffernan, 202-728-5335, ext 304, email@example.com
They are also suing Rumsfeld.
The New York Times was not bad this morning. It merely printed one picture in the inside page.
The Financial Times, on the other hand, put a disgusting photo up on the front page. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org London fax: 44 (0)20 7873 5938 NY fax: 1 212 641 6504
Again, unlike the cartoons these photos lack news value and serve merely to inflame.
Kudos to FDD for posting the Saddam torture tapes. Perhaps we should send them to the MSM to suggest they can post them?
To read a public letter send by a jounalist to Australian SBS TV challenging their publicizing Abu Ghraib pictures but failing to show the cartoons, click here