Friday, June 24, 2005

America - Foleygate Update

Instapundit thinks Foley has backed down.

I dont' see how you can say that when her article is titiled: "Confronting right-wing hysteria". That sound like backing down to you? In the second paragraph she tells us she isn't even talking to us and that we don't matter.

That said, let me address the rest of this column to the people who really matter: the members of The Newspaper Guild.

How is that backing down? And I certainly don't think anybody would call this an apology.

If I made a mistake, it was in trying to cover the issues surrounding safety for journalists in Iraq in an off-the-cuff way. I regret that my in-artful phraseology, and the storm it incited on the right, may detract from a critically important issue for journalists, especially those who cover war.

In case you are unaware of Foley's unsubstantiated slanderous claims that our troops target journalists, Trey Jackson has a transcript and video of her remarks.

Journalists, by the way, are not just being targeted, ah, verbally or, ah, or, ah, politically. They're also being targeted for real. Um…in places like Iraq. Ahn and, ah, 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. I think it's just a scandal.

And it's not just US journalists, either, by the way. They target and kill, ah, journalists from other countries, particularly Arab countries like Al -, like Arab news services like Al-Jazeera, for example. They actually target them and blow up their studios, ah, with impunity … and, ah, this is all part of a culture that it's okay to blame the individual journalists and it just takes the heat off these media, ah, conglomerates who are actually at the heart of the problem.

That sound like a mistake to you?


Media Slander is all over Foley and the Guild's case. Just start at the top and scroll down.

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