Friday, April 08, 2005

CBS Cameraman Being Held as Insurgent

A man with CBS press credentials who was shot and wounded by US troops earlier because his camera resembled a weapon has now been detained as a possible insurgent. From Newsmax:
The military issued a statement then saying the cameraman was shot because his equipment was mistaken for a weapon.
But on Friday, the military said the cameraman was detained because there was probable cause to believe he posed "an imperative threat to coalition forces."

"He is currently detained and will be processed as any other security detainee," the statement said.
CBS must be desperate for a Pulitzer.

Via The Jawa Report.