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October 24, 2005

Photojournalist That Shot Video Of 'Burning Taliban Bodies Says International Media Blew Story 'Out Of Proportion'

Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media
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Stephen Dupont, one of the two photojournalists [John Martinkus - (no friend of America)was the other] that Riehl World View, Hyscience, and Jason Coleman railed on over his reporting and subsequent interview (on SBS Dateline)of the burning of Taliban bodies by U.S. troops in Afghanistan - now says that the story that has created so much anti-U.S. rage has been "'blown out of proportion' by the international media."

Stephen Dupont's footage was first broadcast on SBS on Wednesday night and has since been used across the world, triggering a criminal investigation in the US. "The footage was taken (from SBS) and used all over the world. It's been blown out of proportion because the international media has tried to sensationalise things," Mr Dupont said. "Once it got out it's just gone crazy."
While Stephen Dupont has a history of having preconcieved ideas about the news, he is basically an honest journalist with a sense of fairness. On the other hand, John Martinkus is an anti-war activist who has been a featured speaker for "Coalition to Stop the War" events, and has written a highly critical book on the American actions in Iraq. If Stephen Dupont says that the media is out of control on this, we can damned well believe that the media is indeed - over the top and way out of proportion on the reporting of the story of the burning of the Taliban bodies by U.S. forces.

Any bets as to when these two guys get to embed with U.S. forces again?

Nothing new here - the international media, which includes the U.S. media, is simply doing more of the same.

Hat tip - Harry Owens

Posted by Richard at October 24, 2005 12:34 AM



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