Season Premiere: CNN vs. Iraq – The Ultimate Reality TV Show

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Society
March 21st, 2003 • 6:38 am

It has to be seen/heard to be believed… Here’s a US Army-sponsored CNN reporter standing right in the middle of the desert, with armoured vehicles around him, talking on the videophone live with Larry King. The picture is awfully murky, but you can distinguish a couple of vehicles in the background and the silhouette of the reporter in the front.

Then there is a bit of a flare in the background, obviously quite far away.

Woah, what was that?

– I don’t know, probably incoming fire… At this point we do not know whether it was a chemical weapon or not…”

I am not making this up. Might not be the exact words, but you get the picture (and the sound as well, hopefully). With reporters like these, who needs an army?

No doubt many Americans are watching this live as we speak. No doubt a number of Europeans are watching this in utter disgust. I hope a number of Americans are watching this with some degree of revulsion as well. Otherwise, this 21st century is going to be a lot of fun…

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