Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Newspaper union leader: U.S. military targets journalists

Here we go again. Another member of the media, this time a union leader, is claiming the US Military is intentionally targeting journalists. Newspaper Guild President Linda Foley has made this ridiculous claim at a meeting in St. Louis on May 13. Mind you, she offered no evidence, no proof, she just shot off her mouth. Thomas Lipscomb provides some details in his article.

"A public statement by Newspaper Guild President Linda Foley is reviving questions about the intentional targeting of journalists in Iraq by the U.S. armed forces.

At a May 13 meeting in St. Louis, Foley said: "Journalists, by the way, are not just being targeted verbally or politically. They are also being targeted for real in places like Iraq. What outrages me as a representative of journalists is that there's not more outrage about the number, and the brutality, and the cavalier nature of the U.S. military toward the killing of journalists in Iraq.""
Okay Linda, how about providing direct evidence of you outrageous charges? I suspect you cannot, because there is none. Journalists in war zones put themselves at risk and they know those risks. For Foley to make these outlandish statements is simply irresponsible.
"At the Communications Workers of America, Candice Johnson said she could not provide any evidence for Foley's revival of the Eason Jordan charges. Linda Foley refused requests for an interview.

Retired Air Force General Thomas McInerney, a Fox News military consultant, was "frankly astonished."

"It may be legitimate to investigate whether there may or may not have been an incident in which U.S. troops have targeted journalists, but there is no question at this point that major media figures are targeting the men and women of the United States military in Iraq, repeatedly and with no evidence," he said."
Foley cannot provide any detailsof any incidnet where a journalist was intentionally targeted. So now she refuses any interviews. How courageous of her, not. She is just another cowardly leftist, who will try and wait till this all blows over. Here is a challenge for you Foley, provide direct evidence of your charges, or apologize. I will not be holding my breath waiting for you to do either. The leftist MSM continues to bash America's military. Any time you hear some leftist tell you they support the troops, simply reply, bullshit. I know I will. - Sailor

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