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Pellaken1
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posted 17 November 2004 06:19 AM      Profile for Pellaken1     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I wonder, on arab media, what's the balance of converage ot the death of the un-armed defenceless insurgent who was "faking dead" gets on arab news VS the un-armed defenceless innocent voulenteer iraqi citizen who begged for her life.
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Cueball
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posted 17 November 2004 05:31 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I think Al Jazeera ran the Hassan story first. They had the tape. Nonetheless it is an interesting question.
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Cueball
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posted 17 November 2004 07:39 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Iraqi Man's Slaying Dominates Arab Media

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Al-Jazeera was among the stations airing the Marine shooting. The station said Tuesday it also had received a videotape showing a blindfolded woman believed to be Margaret Hassan being shot in the head at close range, but had chosen not to broadcast it.


"We don't show acts of killing," Jihad Ballout, Al-Jazeera spokesman, said of the decision not to show the slaying of the longtime director of CARE in Iraq. "We've never done it before, outside war."



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exiled armadillo
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posted 17 November 2004 08:42 PM      Profile for exiled armadillo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I wonder... what's the difference between "playing dead" vs. asleep/unconscious?

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Cueball
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posted 17 November 2004 08:46 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The marine had just been shot in the face the day before. Another person who should definitely be investigated for criminal malpractice is the doctor who released him to active duty.
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 17 November 2004 11:07 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
When I checked the al-Jazeera site earlier today the Hassan case was on the front page while the prisoner shooting was linked from the front page to other pages related to the Fallujah seige.
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