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Jack Rice - Blog

Jack Rice is a criminal defense trial lawyer who provides legal advice to those charged with crimes in Federal and Minnesota State courtrooms.

 

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CNN Airs Footage of Iraq Sniper Attacks on Americans. Should They?

CNN aired footage of Iraqi sniper attacks on American soldiers on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360." CNN executives said it showed the unvarnished truth of war. But is it appropriate? CNN said that the tape came to the network unexpectedly through contact with an insurgent leader.

Some have argued that it aids the enemy and is absolutely inappropriate. CNN has acknolwedged that it is disturbing and unsettling. However, they still believed that it was newsworthy and worth airing.

The Chair of the House Armed Services Committee asked the Pentagon to remove CNN reporters embedded with US combat units. Duncan Hunter said it now serves as a publicist for an enemy propaganda film.

Jack opens up the phone lines to you. Should CNN have aired the footage? Does CNN have an obligation to support the troops? The country? Call in at 651-989-9226 or 1-800-327-8255.