Saturday, December 04, 2004

See No Evil, Or Else

A Republican member of Congress spouting cynical, mealymouthed, disingenuous nonsense in order to promote an anti-democratic law?

Believe it or not, it actually happened:

The lawmaker responsible for delaying by 24 hours the media’s reporting of combat deaths is now pushing for camera crews to be banned from covering direct combat actions. Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., said in a Nov. 29 letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld that he worries the presence of camera crews could end up jeopardizing lives.

"There must be a balance between the need for media coverage and the difficult and complex missions being carried out by our brave troops," Jones wrote. "I pray that a Marine or soldier in the future will not lose their life because they hesitated due to concerns that their action would be recorded by the media, reported out of context and scrutinized by public opinion before all of the facts are presented."


Anonymous said...

I think it's time for us to start screaming what the wingers do: "Those soldiers are my tax dollars at work. I have every right to see how my tax dollars are being used, without the government hiding it!"

Live by the sword and all that...

And now I'll drift to working on my paltry little novel. It gives me fewer headaches these days


nikita demosthenes said...

see here: figgers-

Phila said...

Christ almighty...who cares?