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New York Times Had Reporter 'Talking To The Attackers' During Benghazi Massacre
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Posted by trailing wife 2014-01-05 10:40|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [619 views ]  Top
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#1 "...Jayson Blair...Jason Blair to the white courtesy phone please..."
Posted by Spirit of Jeane Dixon 2014-01-05 15:28||   2014-01-05 15:28|| Front Page Top

#2 On the PBS series Ethics in America on March 7, 1989, Harvard professor Charles Ogletree set up a theoretical war between “North Kosan” and U.S.-supported “South Kosan.” What would a TV reporter do if he learned the enemy troops with which he was traveling were about to launch a surprise attack on an American unit?

At first [Peter] Jennings responded: “If I was with a North Kosanese unit that came upon Americans, I think I personally would do what I could to warn the Americans.” [Mike] Wallace countered that other reporters, including himself, “would regard it simply as another story that they are there to cover.”

Jennings’ position bewildered Wallace: “I’m a little bit of a loss to understand why, because you are an American, you would not have covered that story.”

“Don’t you have a higher duty as an American citizen to do all you can to save the lives of soldiers rather than this journalistic ethic of reporting fact?” Ogletree asked.

Without hesitating Wallace responded: “No, you don’t have higher duty...You’re a reporter.” This persuaded Jennings, who changed his view: “I think he’s right, too. I chickened out.”

Military advisers and generals on the panel suggested “Americans first, and journalists second.” Wallace remained mystified by the concept, wondering “what in the world is wrong with photographing this attack by North Kosanese on American soldiers?”

Later, Ogletree noted the “venomous reaction” from Marine Corps colonel George Connell, who angrily declared: “I feel utter contempt. Two days later they’re both walking off my hilltop, they’re 200 yards away and they get ambushed... And they’re going to expect I’m going to send Marines up there to get them. They’re just journalists, they’re not Americans....and Marines will die, going to get a couple of journalists.”
Posted by Pappy 2014-01-05 18:10||   2014-01-05 18:10|| Front Page Top

#3 Tells your how utterly ignorant the media is. They will support those who wish to destroy free press before they will support those who will die defending free press.
Posted by Omavising Ebbemp9815 2014-01-05 18:25||   2014-01-05 18:25|| Front Page Top

#4 Looking at the picture, Drudge is now reporting General Wes Clark is pitching: "... get yer 2016 Hillary bumper sticker to show support to help her decide to run..."

Isn't it against the rules to use your rank for personal affairs? That's what I was taught.
Posted by USN, Ret. 2014-01-05 19:10||   2014-01-05 19:10|| Front Page Top

#5 Silly Ret - rules don't apply to DemoncRats.
Posted by Barbara 2014-01-05 20:13||   2014-01-05 20:13|| Front Page Top

#6 #2 Pappy - that story pisses me off every time I read about it. It did then, and it does now.

I've always wished that someone had then asked Wallace specifically, and the other "journalists" as well, "Now that you've given us your answer, let's change one small detail. You know that someone you love is among the Americans who are about to be attacked by the enemy - your father, brother, uncle, cousin, etc. Would you still stand by and let Americans be killed, including your family member? If not, why not? And if so, how do you intend to explain your actions to the rest of your family at the funeral?"

They're nothing but self-involved traitors.

That whirring sound you hear is Bill Mauldin spinning in his grave. >:-(
Posted by Barbara 2014-01-05 20:58||   2014-01-05 20:58|| Front Page Top

#7 If you turn that story around. Say the Journalist is with American troops who were going to launch a surprise attack against the North Kosans.

Would they do anything to warn the North Kosan's of the impending attack?

I think we know the answer to that. I think they have demonstrated that they would do all they could to warn them - as long as they don't have to risk anything themselves because to them - 'self' is all important.
Posted by CrazyFool 2014-01-05 22:03||   2014-01-05 22:03|| Front Page Top

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