The wounding of CBS correspondent Kimberly Dozier in Iraq and the the deaths of her cameraman and sound man has once again brought out the violent anti-media fantasies of commenters at NewsBusters.
From comments in a May 30 post by Warner Todd Huston complaining that too much attention was being given to Dozier:
I'm curious, is there a breakdown of these "journalists?" I wonder how many worked for the terrorists.......er.......al Jazeera? Or who worked for the insurgency.........er........al Reuters?
I guess it just shows you the average journalist is pretty good target practice and has an IQ around room temperature
Shameful that they dont have any sense to duck or get out of the way or that they report lies and falsehoods. Or shameful in the way the dead are exploited by the MSM for political purposes and even more so their colleagues. [...] I doubt from any reporting in the MSM that any of the MSM reporters know the score. They rolled the dice and it came up snake eyes.
Q: What do you call 100 journalists at the bottom of the ocean?
A: A good start.
So whats so special about journalists that were killed? What makes them so special? More so than the troops that are killed and injured? I dont get it Scotty. What makes them worthy of special treatment? More special than the troops?
...aren't there a lot more journalists in Iraq than there were in Viet Nam...?
Just like the terrorists - it's much better to have them all gather in Iraq - much easier to kill them all in one place!!
I'm kidding, of course...but go ahead libbies - feel free to trash me with your trademark "tolerance" anyway...
From the comments in a June 1 post by Clay Waters complaining that the New York Times quoted the president of NBC News criticizing conservative radio host Laura Ingraham for claiming that reporters are covering the Iraq war from hotel balconies, a claim that Dozier's injuries and her co-workers' deaths put the lie to:
Either way, I will not lose any sleep over this journalist or any other journalist being struck by an IED. Maybe next time, they will consider who the real bad guy is.
Compassionate conservatism doesn't apply to journalists, apparently.