Urbin Report

Monday, May 17, 2004

The latest issue of Newsweek has on it's cover a picture of an alleged Iraqi prisoner stripped, tied to a bed frame, and the worst of all, has a pair of pink panties on his head. Is this a dangerous Iraqi who longs for the days of Saddam or a pledge trying to enter the Delta Iota Kappa fraternity?

Moderate democrat Senator Zell Miller, sums up the problem with American media coverage nicely:

"Those who are wringing their hands and shouting so loudly for 'heads to roll' over [the abuse] seem to have conveniently overlooked the fact that someone's head has rolled - that of another innocent American brutally murdered by terrorists. Why is it that there's more indignation over a photo of a prisoner with underwear on his head than over the video of a young American with no head at all?"