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Do you know the AP is an American news agency?

It is.

Which makes Randy's piece all the more important:

AP Stringer Arrested for Working for .... the Taliban

Two journalists were actually detained. One was a stringer for the AP named Rahmatullah Nekzad who also did freelance work for al Jazeera. The other guy is named Mohammed Nader and worked for al Jazeera.

How were they linked to the Taliban?

"Afghan and coalition forces had intelligence information linking the men to Taliban propaganda networks."

The Committee to Protect Journalists is up in arms because, um, journalists can't be terrorists. I think by definition, right?

Where have we heard Rahmatullah Nekzad's name before? He stood by and took pictures and a video as the Taliban murdered two women in 2008 (photo above). He actually knew the women were going to be executed and went to document the Taliban's meting out of "punishment" anyway after he had notified the AP of his intention.... and no one at the AP thought the imminent murder of two women was noteworthy enough to notify US, ISAF, or Afghan authorities.

Infuriating but par for the course. 

Taking objectivity to new lows.

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Comments (7)

Next up they will probably ... (Below threshold)

Next up they will probably be selected as time photo journalists of year and invited to the white house to advise Barry on a wise course of action in Afghanistan.

Guess there's competition b... (Below threshold)

Guess there's competition between CNN and AP on who can be 'the most ethical'.

Those brave Taliban warrior... (Below threshold)

Those brave Taliban warriors!

They deserve their own journalists.

"We know which side al Jaze... (Below threshold)

"We know which side al Jazeera is on, but who's side is AP on?"

The same side the left is on.

WHAT?? You mean two Muslims... (Below threshold)

WHAT?? You mean two Muslims are TERRORISTS??!! Seems IMPOSSIBLE, doesn't it!

another example of why they... (Below threshold)
jim m:

another example of why they are referred to as Associated(with terrorists)Press

AP = Asinine Propaganda... (Below threshold)

AP = Asinine Propaganda






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