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How do you feel about news organizations who had reporters embedded with Hamas ON Oct 7th?

CNN, Reuters,  AP had reporters with Hamas during Oct 7th attack.  Should they have warned Israel? 

Posted - November 8, 2023

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  • 13269
    It doesn’t matter now.
      November 8, 2023 7:50 PM MST
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  • 33165
    Why?
      November 9, 2023 3:05 AM MST
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  • 13269
    Because it happened and they can’t go back and retroactively give warnings.
      November 9, 2023 10:45 AM MST
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  • 33165
    Are they still embedded? Should they help the hostages?  
    I think if they knew it was coming and ignored the brutality in search of a story is very unethical and they should recieve some sort of penalty.  Just as someone who did not rob the bank just drove the getaway car would be considered a bank robber, it not the photographer who helped a terrorist attack also a terrorist. 
      November 9, 2023 1:52 PM MST
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  • 13269
    How would you prove such a thing?

    It’s like trying to prove that there was a conspiracy to assassinate JFK. It’s in the past and you can’t.
      November 10, 2023 6:10 AM MST
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  • 33165
    They were there taking pictures during the attack.  They took pictures BEFORE the Israel border was breached....their pictures prove it. This post was edited by my2cents at November 10, 2023 4:56 PM MST
      November 10, 2023 4:52 PM MST
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  • 3907
    Hello My:

    A reporter is there to report, not to spy..  Plus, getting caught spying is probably deadly..

    excon
      November 9, 2023 8:01 AM MST
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  • 33165
    You do not find it unethical to have been there during the attack?
      November 9, 2023 1:53 PM MST
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  • 13269
    Unless that can be proven, it’s a moot point.
      November 10, 2023 6:11 AM MST
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  • 33165
    They took pictures DURING the attack.  That is proof. 
      November 10, 2023 4:18 PM MST
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  • 13269
    Then what do you think they should have done?
      November 10, 2023 6:42 PM MST
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  • 33165
    Warned people. Not take pictures of people being murdered, raped, burnt, kidnapped, etc.  Refused to help the terrorists. 
    Israel says they consider them terrorists....I agree.
      November 10, 2023 7:14 PM MST
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  • 13269
    Of course they are.
      November 11, 2023 8:49 AM MST
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  • 33165
    So you are fine with news organizations using terrorists in their reporting?
      November 11, 2023 9:11 AM MST
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  • 3907

    Hello my:

    Nope. 

    excon

      November 10, 2023 7:24 PM MST
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  • 33165
    Would it have been ethical for a photographer to take pictures of the 9/11 terrorists before the boarded the planes and then pictures of the towers and people before during and after the attack? 
      November 11, 2023 4:29 AM MST
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  • 3907
    Hello my:

    If they KNEW they were photographing a terrorist event in the making, they're no longer journalists - they're conspirators and terrorists.. They may CALL themselves journalist, but don't be fooled.

    Pursuant to the 1st Amendment of the Constitution, in this great nation of ours, journalists are FREE to cover ANY story they have a mind to.   That's the American way


    excon This post was edited by excon at November 13, 2023 3:15 PM MST
      November 13, 2023 11:20 AM MST
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  • 33165
    We are in agreement they are terrorists. 
      November 13, 2023 3:15 PM MST
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  • 1456
    Just because some reporters were present, doesn't mean they could have known - sadly. Hamas held their cards extremely tight; they wouldn't just have let some reporter find out, if even Israeli-US intelligence (working so closely together) were completely in the dark.
      November 9, 2023 2:31 PM MST
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  • 33165
    They were there DURING the attack....not after. DURING. 
      November 10, 2023 5:03 AM MST
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  • 10248
    These were freelance photojournalists who sold their photos to major news outlets. We might ask if it is ethical for the media to buy those photos but they publish them because consumers want to see them. So, it can be hard to tell where the fault, if any, lies.

    It reminds me of our local news station during a tornado. They tell everyone to take shelter and don't take any risks including trying to video the storm. Then, they add: but if you do have any footage be sure and send it to us.
      November 9, 2023 5:59 PM MST
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  • 33165
    Freelance photographers who regularly work with those news organizations.  On of the organizations has cut all ties with one they use. I don't remember which one. 

    During the attack is what bothers me,  How would we have treated a photographer who took picts of the 9/11 terrorists just before boarding the planes? 
     
      November 10, 2023 4:27 PM MST
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