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Posted: 12/27/2005 2:53:35 PM EDT
Interviews a Taliban terrorist in Afganistan who brags about killing three Navy Seals. They took great pains to explain that they didn't let on to where or how they contacted this piece of shit, but they gave the film to US Intellegence. How white of them. Sixty years ago NBC new would have bee happy as hell to film US Soldiers getting gunned down at Malmedy. Fuck them!
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 2:55:49 PM EDT
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You're surprised at this behavior by NBC?

Link Posted: 12/27/2005 2:59:12 PM EDT
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Just watched it. Hell no I'm not suprised, just disgusted. It should be treated as treason. Hell the media hates Bush anyway, why not toss a few of them in the can.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:05:01 PM EDT
Journalists get so pompous about their professional ethics, bragging about how they're journalists first, Americans a distant second. But sometimes you find they consider themselves journalists first, human beings second.

Last week the NY Times ran a pretty shocking story about teenage kids offering pornographic services to perverts over their web cams. It followed one kid who started out taking off his shirt for $50 to living in Mexico and screwing whores for his audience to finance his drug addictions. Oh, and his dad was his business partner in all this. Anyway, some journalists criticized the reporter because, get this, he comprimised journalistic ethics by trying to help these kids out of their sordid business.

Porn, Privacy and Participation

Kurt Eichenwald says he knew he would take heat for his decision to urge a teenager involved in child pornography to give up the business and cooperate with federal investigators.

"We are sitting there facing a horrible reality," the New York Times reporter says. "Every day I'm sitting there working on the story, there are children being molested and exploited, and we have a source who knows who and where they are."

The lengthy Times report last week on Justin Berry, now 19, whose cooperation with the Justice Department has led to several arrests, was remarkable, not least because it was Eichenwald who persuaded the young man to give up drugs and stop performing sexual acts for paying customers in front of a webcam -- and even referred him to a lawyer. The reporter clearly crossed the line from observer to participant.

"I knew our profession would look at this and say this was a troubling result," Eichenwald says. "But every result was troubling. I'm interviewing a kid and he suddenly starts naming children and telling me where they are and what's happening to them. He knew which kid was under the control of which pedophile."

Slate media critic Jack Shafer is among those who have raised questions, writing: "Would a Times reporter extend similar assistance to an 18-year-old female prostitute? An 18-year-old fence? A seller of illegal guns? No way. . . . Will online pornographers and other allied criminals now regard reporters as agents of the state?"

At a July meeting with top editors and company lawyers, Eichenwald says, Executive Editor Bill Keller said that " 'we've got to do the right thing.' . . . It would have been easier to come up with all sorts of explanations of why we should walk away."

Eichenwald says he had to persuade Berry, an abused child who was lured into performing for the webcam when he was 13, to get out of the porn business and give up drugs for him to be useful as a source for the paper. The reporter says he personally provided information to the FBI about a 15-year-old boy being lured to a Las Vegas hotel by Berry's 38-year-old business partner, who was arrested before the planned rendezvous.

"I knew we'd be criticized for getting a source to become a federal witness," Eichenwald says. But he says he's had nightmares and, as a father, feels "an enormous amount of guilt" about other children in the porn ring that he did not try to help.

If all this sounds like a movie, Eichenwald got calls from Hollywood within hours.


www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/25/AR2005122500665_pf.html
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:14:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
Journalists get so pompous about their professional ethics, bragging about how they're journalists first, Americans a distant second. But sometimes you find they consider themselves journalists first, human beings second.
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Last week the NY Times ran a pretty shocking story about teenage kids offering pornographic services to perverts over their web cams.


Shades of Blair Underwood.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 9:14:26 PM EDT


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