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<nettime> CNN Ordered Not To Focus On Afghan "Hardships"
Aliza Dichter on Thu, 1 Nov 2001 04:32:39 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> CNN Ordered Not To Focus On Afghan "Hardships"

CNN Chief Orders 'Balance' in War News 
Reporters Are Told To Remind Viewers Why U.S. Is Bombing 

By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 31, 2001; Page C01 

The chairman of CNN has ordered his staff to balance images of civilian
devastation in Afghan cities with reminders that the Taliban harbors
murderous terrorists, saying it "seems perverse to focus too much on the
casualties or hardship in Afghanistan."


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