Disturbing photo aired on CNN...

  1. Oh, how it hits home, becomes so very personal.

    Just viewed a black&white photo aired on CNN of those killed (some shot in forehead) in the POW situation... they did not show faces, however. One POW soldier is female, (did not air the POW clips from AlJazeer TV) ..said her feet are wounded and bandaged.. this is so hard, you guys...
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  3. by   emily_mom
    I am thankful that I haven't seen that. I don't really agree with some of the things that are being shown on TV. This live coverage stuff isn't good for the families of those who are fighting and esp. those that were massacred.
  4. by   jnette
    It is distressing.. horribly so. And Al Jazeer is in direct violation of the Geneva Convention re POWs in airing their videos (not shown here in the US) of the POWs and the interviews...families have been notified, let us hold them dear to our hearts during this time of pain and emotional trauma.
  5. by   J. Tigana
    Short excerpts of the interviews with the American POW's have been shown here on the Sky News channel. They showed one man and one woman being interviewed and one man who was lying on what looked like carpet. He looked wounded and in pain.
    This is disgraceful. Here the television pundits are saying that this will strenghten the resolve of the American people. Al Jazera were rebroadcasting video from Iraqi television.
  6. by   jnette
    I thought it was not permitted to show these video clips or even still photos...my God, their families are still in the process of being notified !
    Would you want to see your son/daughter on Nat'l TV being held as a POW, wounded and bleeding before even being NOTIFIED? How traumatic would THAT be to the family unaware? GEEEEZ !!!!

    CNN only showed one still photo of 2 KIA, but no identifying features.. (only below the shoulder body photo.) Apparently, these were shot execution style in the forehead, according to reports...

    I would think this is permissible, (the photo) but disturbing to us all nonetheless.
    Last edit by jnette on Mar 23, '03
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I had been watching ABC news during the earlier part of the day. Not really by choice, it was just the channel that was on when I fell asleep.

    Anyways, they were refusing to show any of that stuff, video or stills. I thought that was highly commendable.

    Then I turn to CNN, where they're showing the pictures. Sickening. I can only imagine if my son were over there, and I was desperately looking at those bodies to see if one of them had been my own. Sad.

    How do they draw the line? I mean, why are they violating the Geneva Convention by doing it, how can we then show it?

    Heather
  8. by   Furball
    MSNBC also refused to show it...at least when I was watching awhile ago. How horrible......
  9. by   Vsummer1
    Fox news refused to show it, but I flip channels a lot. I flip to CNN and they refuse to show the video, but then chose to show the still picture. Hmmm... all other American channels refuse to show it except CNN.

    Al Jezeer is stating that we were showing Iraqi POW's so they felt justified showing American POW's. However, we are not showing KIA's whether Iraqi's or Americans (except CNN as noted above), and we are providing medical attention not torture and we are not broadcasting illegal interrrogations.

    Plus the KIA's were apparently killed assasination style with a bullet to the head. The video then showed grinning Iraqi's manipulating the bodies for the camera. Gruesome.
  10. by   MandyInMS
    "How do they draw the line? I mean, why are they violating the Geneva Convention by doing it, how can we then show it?

    Heather"

    Good point Heather...I don't understand that either :/
  11. by   wv_nurse 2003
    I think I'll just pass on watching the news for a while......
    God bless the soldiers bravely fighting for freedom.....
  12. by   mario_ragucci
    I pult my TV out of the closet three days ago. I don't get cable, just the aired TV, and one major station comes in really good. All I get is NBC. I get the impression that the US news, like any during wrtime, is strictly controlled.
    Most of the announcers sound so silly to me, talking about war so well fashioned. IMHO, only uniformed military men and women, should be reporting, basically, out of respect. I didn't know about the American POW's killed/executed. Seeing and hearing about he execution of any prisioners would set most people off to oppose the side involved. I, personally, didn't like hearing or seeing the American who grenaded his staff. It's uneasy for m to see it on television, and seeing such a calm and quiet Portland Oregon.
  13. by   nursenoelle
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    I had been watching ABC news during the earlier part of the day. Not really by choice, it was just the channel that was on when I fell asleep.

    Anyways, they were refusing to show any of that stuff, video or stills. I thought that was highly commendable.

    Then I turn to CNN, where they're showing the pictures. Sickening. I can only imagine if my son were over there, and I was desperately looking at those bodies to see if one of them had been my own. Sad.

    How do they draw the line? I mean, why are they violating the Geneva Convention by doing it, how can we then show it?

    Heather
    I kept thinking while they were talking about it, God, please don't show that, and they did. I don't think that they stop to think about how we feel over here.
  14. by   J. Tigana
    the government here has asked television channels here to stop showing the video clips, for the resasons which have been stated.

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