CNN Embedded Reporters Must Be Removed
Pentagon Urged To Remove Embedded CNN Reporters
SAN DIEGO -- Some members of Congress are asking the Pentagon to remove CNN reporters embedded with U.S. combat troops.Tags:
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and two Republican colleagues are denouncing the network's broadcast of a video showing insurgent snipers targeting U.S. soldiers. They said it's tantamount to airing an enemy propaganda film.
The tape came to the network through contact with an insurgent leader. It aired Wednesday on the program "Anderson Cooper 360" and was repeated Thursday.
In the letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, committee chairman Duncan Hunter writes that "CNN has now served as the publicist for an enemy propaganda film featuring the killing of an American soldier."
CNN producer David Doss wrote in a Web log Thursday that the network televised the footage in an effort to present the "unvarnished truth" about the Iraq war.
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