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2005

Kill the messenger, hide the news

06/22/05

When truthout boss Marc Ash asked me earlier this year to look into the Pentagon's killing of journalists, I didn't know what to expect. Many reporters at the time believed that American soldiers were purposely targeting them. But, as I soon found, the crime was larger and more systemic. The 4-part investigation 'Dead Messengers: How the US Military Threatens Journalists' appeared in February and March. Readers responded positively and in overwhelming numbers, and the series won a prestigious award from Project Censored as one of the year's top under covered news stories. Everyone who worked on the story here was pleased. But none of us celebrated. The Pentagon did not change its policies. Journalists remain at risk. And -- no surprise -- the mainstream media continues to miss the story...

//www.truthout.org/docs_2005/062205B.shtml

from TruthOut, by Steve Weissman


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp




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