Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Sgrena on 60 Minutes tonight

This should be interesting.

Journalist and former hostage Giuliana Sgrena says that the American military is lying about the shooting at a security checkpoint in Iraq that wounded her and killed an Italian intelligence officer.

Days before the Pentagon is expected to release the results of its investigation into what happened at the checkpoint, Sgrena tells Correspondent Scott Pelley that shortly after her release by insurgents, American soldiers in Baghdad opened fire on her car without any warning.

Unfortunately, the powers that be will dismiss the report as more CBS bias, and dismiss her as (a) a Commie, (b) a furriner, (c) a reporter, and (d) inconsistent with their worldview, which is the most effective damnation of all. Inconvenient facts are simply no longer considered.

The really interesting question is whether CBS will air the damning charge already raised by Naomi Klein that Sgrena's vehicle was shot from behind.


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