the war you don't see
February 19, 2007 12:52 AM   Subscribe

Iraq: The Hidden Story is a very interesting 48 minute Channel 4 report on the news you see and the news you don't. Not for the squeamish. via
posted by sergeant sandwich (20 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very interesting. Thanks for the link.
posted by zardoz at 1:44 AM on February 19, 2007


Absorbing.
posted by dhartung at 1:52 AM on February 19, 2007


This is how i like my news. But i couldn't stand watching stuff like this every day.
posted by FidelDonson at 2:54 AM on February 19, 2007


Painful. One thing that really had an impact on me:

At the time that this was made four Reuters Journalists had been killed in Iraq, three of which were killed by American forces. A further three were in Abu Ghraib.

Even taking into account the fact that journalists are more likely to get caught up in things due to their jobs it doesn't say much for the chances of the average Iraqi.
posted by r1ch at 4:04 AM on February 19, 2007


I am left with the feeling that I am the wrong person watching this. Will it be shown in the US? Probably not. Will it be dismissed by the White House? Of course. This is exactly the type of honest journalism I like to watch. It's not comfortable viewing though.
posted by kbp61 at 4:16 AM on February 19, 2007


The truth is sometimes bloody. Thanks for the intranets to share it - since american mainstream media is so excellent in self censorship.
posted by homodigitalis at 5:15 AM on February 19, 2007


Will it be dismissed by the White House?

Short of making George do the Clockwork Orange thing with the eyelid retractors, how exactly could you get him to sit down and look at it anyway?
posted by pax digita at 5:32 AM on February 19, 2007


We need to consolidate our media outlets even more. Then we'll get the truth.

(Truthfully, the fact that we don't see this on the news should be criminal. I mean, heads rolling criminal.)
posted by Benny Andajetz at 7:44 AM on February 19, 2007


why are there 8 posts on this thread?
don't you 8 people realize that Britney Spears has shaved her head?
what is wrong with you people.
her head, it's completely SHAVED!!!!

[thanks for this. it drives me batty sometimes when I get too much American-only media]
posted by Busithoth at 10:26 AM on February 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


The american media is criminal. If you know people who work in the media, tell them so, they need to hear it.
posted by cell divide at 12:22 PM on February 19, 2007


I had my eyes opened awhile back with this. The mangled skin of someone's face lying in the dust next to a burning truck shell is pretty much the take-home message.
posted by anthill at 1:11 PM on February 19, 2007


anthill, that's why the site was taken down, the Pentagon denied that this took place in Iraq (and that US troops might have sent the photos), and the poor guy got thrown in the hole.

USA! USA! What we do has no bearing on the rest of the world. Except inspire, of course.
posted by Busithoth at 1:41 PM on February 19, 2007


Meanwhile, in Pakistan: Al Qaeda Chiefs Are Seen to Regain Power
posted by homunculus at 1:45 PM on February 19, 2007


Riverbend has recently translated some news that is also quite disturbing.
posted by hortense at 5:36 PM on February 19, 2007


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. for american journalism. It is no more.
posted by dejah420 at 7:37 PM on February 19, 2007


Just watched the report in its entirety. Excellent. Thanks for the post, sergeant sandwich.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:01 AM on February 20, 2007


New Iraq Oil Law To Open Iraq's Oil Reserves to Western Companies
posted by homunculus at 1:41 PM on February 20, 2007


Riverbend has recently translated some news that is also quite disturbing.

Maliki's Reaction...
posted by homunculus at 9:48 PM on February 21, 2007


Iraqis Are Running Out of Food
posted by homunculus at 11:55 AM on February 22, 2007


Ghosts of Abu Ghraib
posted by homunculus at 6:51 PM on February 22, 2007


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