posted on Mar, 18 2003 @ 11:57 AM
"Independant" reporters or not, issuing warnings for reporters safety or not...The fact still remains that the Pentagon has ordered "shoot on
sight". If independant reporters go into a combat zone, it would stand to reason that they are aware of the risks they take & still take them
willingly (more or less, if they want to keep their jobs anyway
)...Yet, now they face a *new* risk (as if being in combat zones wasn't risky
enough to begin with) of "friendly" forces being *ordered* to shoot them...American soldiers under orders to shoot other Americans simply for being
an independant news reporter.
If you don't consider that to be a blatent threat to the 1st Amendment, then what *would* you consider to qualify?
[Edited on 18-3-2003 by MidnightDStroyer]