Monday, March 5, 2007

Story by Jim Lehrer on Afghan Killings a Disappointment

Okay, The News Hour did run a story tonight on the killing of at least 10 Afghan civilians by U.S. Marines on Sunday, but . . . Jim Lehrer went no further than say that the U.S. maintains the Marines acted in self defense. How lazy is The News Hour? Both the AP through Yahoo News and the Baltimore Sun discussed conflicting accounts of what happened. See our earlier posting today. Some Afghans maintain that the Marines fired at anything that moved in making their escape from the suicide location. But Lehrer did not even mention this. His M.O. - just take the government's account and run with it.

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