Megnut

Censoring and bombing?

Gavin's got a post with a partial transcript from an Irish radio show (also a link to download the entire show in Real Audio) in which Kate Adie (the BBC's chief news correspondent) makes some amazing statements regarding censorship of the American press in Iraq and Pentagon warning that reporters may be fired upon:

I was told by a senior officer in the Pentagon, that if uplinks - that is the television signals out of... Baghdad, for example - were detected by any planes ...electronic media... mediums, of the military above Baghdad... they'd be fired down on. Even if they were journalists...

I haven't heard anything like this in the US media. Is this true they intend to fire upon the press? And are they prohibiting reporters who are disapproving of the war? I mean, I really find this hard to believe.

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