Thursday, May 19, 2005

Foley: Slander of US Troops "Taken Out of Context"

Newspaper Guild president Linda Foley, under fire for accusing US troops of murdering journalists, has now told Editor & Publisher that her comments were taken out of context. This is exactly what Foley said, according to the Editor & Publisher article:
"Journalists are not just being targeted verbally or politically. They are also being targeted for real in places like Iraq. And 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."

"It's not just U.S. journalists either, by the way. They target and kill journalists from other countries, particularly Arab countries, at news services like Al Jazeera, for example. They actually target them and blow up their studios, with impunity. This is all part of the culture that it is OK to blame the individual journalists, and it just takes the heat off of these media conglomerates that are part of the problem."
Linda, you stupid cow. Now, please don't take that out of context.

As an aside, Editor & Publisher inadvertently indicts liberals in general and the liberal mainstream media by stating that "some conservative groups" and "several conservative news organizations" were upset with Foley's slanderous and irresponsible remarks. That implies that liberal groups and liberal news organizations aren't upset that this giggling, witless turd from the Newspaper Guild (Linda, don't take that out of context either) has accused American servicepeople of murder. How many times have you heard liberals claim to support the troops?