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DuctapeFatwa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:54 PM
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U.S. Military Limits Media in Guantanamo (Bans Some Questions)
U.S. military officials imposed strict reporting limits Tuesday on the first journalists to go to the U.S.-run detention camp for terror suspects since the arrests of a Muslim army chaplain and two interpreters.
The reporters were required to sign "ground rules" for coverage that banned questions about the investigations on pain of being removed from the U.S. Navy camp located at Guantanamo Bay, on the eastern tip of Cuba.

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20031007_1930.html
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:12 PM
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1. ___"protecting the integrity of the investigation."___
Sounds more like another coverup to me !!

From the article:

"Signing the statement was a requirement to board the military flight to Guantanamo. Among those who signed were reporters for The Associated Press, The New York Times and Fox Television. The Associated Press and New York Times reporters signed only after protesting.

Asked why journalists are being warned of consequences if they ask questions, Army Lt. Col. Pamela Hart said, "We are not going to respond to any questions. ... Why ask a question that you're not going to get an answer to?"

Hart, a spokeswoman for the detention mission, said the ground rules helped in "protecting the integrity of the investigation."

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Yup - I noticed that Fox did not protest - duh

Censorship at it's peak - Thanks to the BFEE

Just My Humble Canuk Opinion
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LifeDuringWartime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:44 PM
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2. *sighs*
at least SOME of them were angry... :(
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