CNN Distorts Soldier's Words to Protect Radical Islamic Killer

In October 2006 CNN broadcast scenes from an al-Qaeda snuff film on the air showing a US soldier being shot dead in Iraq.
But they wouldn’t show the Danish Mohammad cartoons out of fear that they would upset a certain group of radicals.

Now, the Mudville Gazette is reporting that CNN distorted a soldier’s words to defend the radical Islamic killer at Fort Hood:

Foster was not only there, not only sitting in the second row – he was one of those wounded in the attack. But two minutes later in the interview, Foster would try to downplay Roberts’ implication that he was a hero:


ROBERTS: So you were acting like a soldier. You were acting heroically. We should point out that you’re with the 20th Engineer Battalion and despite your best efforts and I guess the efforts of your comrades, as well, four members of the battalion were killed, 10 others were injured. And you were shot in the hip and you didn’t realize it at the time?

Foster: I had realized it at first, but with that much adrenaline, you tend to forget things.

Meaning very specifically that an adrenaline rush can help you overcome pain – or in Foster’s case forget you’ve been shot. That’s a common combat story, but true of any violent situation. But here’s how CNN is reporting their own interview now:

Among the wounded in the shooting was Pvt. Joseph Foster, 21, who was hit in the hip as he sat at the base’s military processing center, preparing paperwork for his January deployment to Afghanistan.

He said he “was sitting in about the second row back when the assailant stood up and yelled ‘Allahu akbar’ in Arabic and he opened fire,” Foster said Monday on CNN’s “American Morning.”

Foster, 21, said he wasn’t clear about whether the gunman said those exact words, noting that “with that much adrenaline, you tend to forget things.”

And hero or not, that’s what you get for telling CNN something they don’t want to hear.

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