The UnVarnished Truth???
Of course, we also understood that some might conclude there is a public relations benefit for the insurgents if we aired the material, especially on CNN International.
Whether or not you agree with us in this case, our goal, as always, is to present the unvarnished truth as best we can.
Some MIGHT conclude that there is a PR benefit for the terrorists? MIGHT? There's no maybe about this...CNN has yet again proven itself to be the PR agency of record for our enemies.
CNN remains unendlingly biased against our troops, their efforts and their many successes in Iraq.
The Unvarnished Truth................puhllleeeze........... who does Anderson Cooper think he is - Michael Yon??
These comments were posted on Anderson Cooper's Blog at CNN online. These voices are the closest CNN comes to presenting the "unvarnished truth"
I'm an officer in the US Army Infantry, recently returned from a year in Iraq, who lost a soldier to a sniper attack. I don't care about CNN's politics, but I do take issue with your integrity. In what possible way is a self-described propaganda video made by an insurgent group "the unvarnished truth?" The CNN report even states that this group wants to wage a PR camapign aimed at the American public. I'm quite sure that CNN would never run such blatant, screaming propaganda if it had instead originated with the Bush Administration.Posted By : 8:32 PM E
Even a video as graphic as this can never even remotely bring home the true reality of combat to those who have never seen it. CNN staffers who have been in combat situations should know that. This is nothing more than a vulgar ratings grab, at best. I hesitate to say what it could be at worst...
"Whether or not you agree with us in this case, our goal, as always, is to present the unvarnished truth as best we can."
This ending of your story is the biggest outrage of all. It's clear what your 'mission' is in your broadcasting and it rarely has any relation to truth or facts. This sort of coverage does nothing but embolden the enemy. It's of no value to those of us here at home and certainly of no value to those of us who have loved ones serving in Iraq. My husband is also a sniper and he's outraged as I am that you have the nerve to give such headlining time to the enemy, especially this particular faction.