Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Video news reports on the Kandahar massacre and the Afghanistan War

From AP last week, Afghan Turmoil in Massacre Aftermath Youtube date 03/15/2012:

Yesterday's PBS report, U.S. Soldier Accused of Afghan Massacre Begins Building Defense 03/19/2012:

A second PBS report from yesterday which also focuses on the accused shooter, Were Multiple Deployments a Factor in Afghan Killings? 03/19/2012:

That report reminds us that Staff Sgt. Robert Bales reportedly turned himself in and confessed initially to these murders.

Alyona Minkovski calls attention to how the extreme focus in the reporting on the accused shooter and his state of mind reflect an unpleasant reality of our media culture in the US when reporting on war in MSM: The 16 Victims of Afghan Massacre 03/19/2012:

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