Tuesday, June 20, 2006

some things are just too awful for words

Staring at me this morning from CNN.com's MAIN PAGE (see screen print) was the following headline:
Missing soldiers reportedly found dead
With two photos of those soldiers.
The article goes on to say, "An Iraq Defense Ministry spokesman says two U.S. soldiers missing since Friday have been found dead, Reuters reports. U.S. military authorities in Baghdad told CNN they could not confirm the report."
What the hell? How dare they publish the names and pictures of these men when it's not officially confirmed that they are the ones who were found dead? How must their families feel? I have friends with family members in Iraq and I would hate for them to get the news via CNN rather than official channels.
This is just WRONG.

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