CBS censoring its own news on Iraq?
A very disturbing email from CBS's correspondent in Baghdad:
From: lara logan, cbs news baghdad
The story below only appeared on our CBS website and was not aired on CBS. It is a story that is largely being ignored, even though this is taking place every single day in central Baghdad, two blocks from where our office is located.
Our crew had to be pulled out because we got a call saying they were about to be killed, and on their way out, a civilian man was shot dead in front of them as they ran.
I would be very grateful if any of you have a chance to watch this story and pass the link on to as many people you know as possible. It should be seen. And people should know about this.
If anyone has time to send a comment to CBS Ã¢â‚¬â€œ about the story Ã¢â‚¬â€œ not about my request, then that would help highlight that people are interested and this is not too gruesome to air, but rather too important to ignore.
Many, many thanks. Lara.
Watch the video HERE.
I hadnt realised it when I made the initial post above, but an indepth look at the controversy surrounding Lara Logan's report has been done by Media Channels. I would urge readers to check out the following url: http://www.mediachannel.org/wordpress/2007/01/24/helping-lara-logan/
P.S. for those interested, i will be talking about my new book Ã¢â‚¬Å“Web of DeceitÃ¢â‚¬Â on the Colbert Report Monday January 29th. That same morning, I will be the guest of Amy Goodman on Democracy Now.