Monday, October 17, 2005

Kevin Sites: unbiased Journalism at its worst

For some reason, Yahoo has been heavily promoting 'Kevin Sites-in the Hot Zone From Yahoo' . For those of you who don't remember, this is the 'journalist' who taped the much publicized video of the Marine shooting the insurgent in the Falluja Mosque. Sites chose to make it an international incident. He had to have known would inflame the Muslim world and would likely cost the very lives of the young Marines that he was embedded with. I thought that it was wrong for Sites to have done so. I believed that he should have given the Pentagon time to respond.

I wondered why he would choose to release that particular piece of film. After all, he must have shot miles of film. At the time of the incident, I checked Sites out and learned that he maintained a blog page that was tantamount to an anti-war site. To me, that equals anti-military.

The Marine was absolved of all charges. Sites seemed to disappear from the limelight for awhile. But, here he is again. I will have to 'smoke' him with words and he seems want to do to the military. I can't trust a man who protests with words and film against war, yet makes his entire living off of war. As Frank' (portrayed by Henry Fonda, in 'Once Upon a Time In The West', as an evil villain who was totally devoid on any redeeming qualities-a role so much better suited for his daughter) said, "How can you trust a man who wears both a belt and suspenders? The man can't even trust his own pants."

I don't trust Kevin Sites and neither should you. From his blog page 'apology' to the Marines, comes this:

" While I continue to tape, a Marine walks up to the other two bodies about fifteen
feet away, but also lying against the same back wall. Then I hear him say this about one of the men:
"He's fucking faking he's dead -- he's faking he's fucking dead."
Through my viewfinder I can see him raise the muzzle of his rifle in the direction of
the wounded Iraqi. There are no sudden movements, no reaching or lunging."

The italics are mine. Why would Sites feel that it was necessary to write that?

More from Sites (written during the Falluja battle and, I think, indicative of his anti-war mindset):

" The Marines I'm embedded with are nearly ebullient. This looks to be a cakewalk.
One jokes they'll be sipping 'Pina Coladas by the Euphrates River by fifteen-hundred.' "

" They are eager "to get some," to pay "haji" back for the car bombs and IED's
(improvised explosive devices) that have killed or maimed so many of their brother 'Devil Dogs.'"

"We're going to let loose the dogs of war," says Staff Sgt. Mortimer, "before the
Falluja offensive begins. "It will be hell," he says, smiling after."

From comes this:

"Smearing Kevin Sites

Warfloggers are busy shooting the messenger. Poor Kevin Sites. All his war reporting in Kosovo and Afghanistan and Iraq, and the fact that he's embedded in the most dangerous place in Iraq isn't enough to save him from Republicans on Auto Smear. As with the Abu Ghraib torture photos, the problem for the pro-war With Us Or Against Us crowd isn't the act that horrifies the world, it's the fact that the pictures came out.

I guess
InstaWarPundit won't be recommending Kevin Sites anymore."

And neither will I!!!

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