No Need For One World
With A Totally-Controlled Media
From R. Anderson
It seems perverse to focus too much on the casualties or hardship in Afghanistan ... we must talk about how the Taliban are using civilian shields and how the Taliban have harbored the terrorists responsible for killing close up to 5,000 innocent people.
Mr Isaacson was formerly an unimaginative boss of Time magazine but these latest words will do more to damage the supposed impartiality of CNN than anything on the air in recent years.
Perverse? Why perverse? Why are Afghan casualties so far down Mr. Isaacson's compassion list? Or, is Mr Isaacson just following the lead set down for him a few days earlier by White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, who portentously announced to the Washington press corps that in times like these "people have to watch what they say and watch what they do". '