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Amanpour’s Anger

Christiane Amanpour is outraged about the journalist deaths last night. I agree with her that “questions need to be asked.” “Was it a proportional response” from the United States. Yes–the questions to ask. But I have yet to hear much asking of whether the Iraqis were purposely trying to get journalists killed. The New York Times piece linked to earlier was one of the exceptions thus far. To his credit, Wolf Blitzer tried taking on Amanpour and suggesting journalists in Baghdad know the risks and have other options–like embedment. (Larry King, which I am watching now, would not go there.) She was indignant. She sounds a little like she is working for al Jazeera–which this morning (our time) officially divorced itself from any objectivity.

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