It’s Been Interesting

Very interesting seeing how the MSM has handled the Jill Carroll statements about how her captors were, in fact, scumbags. Is it me or does it seem rather, well, low key? When she was first released the video she made was trumpeted as much as her release

American journalist Jill Carroll, who was released this week after being held hostage in Iraq for almost three months, has slammed the United States and praised Iraqi insurgents in a video posted on an Islamist Web site.

And people rushed to judge her

Counterterrorism expert Laura Mansfield speculated that Carroll may have made the comments after being subjected to her captors’ thinking for 83 days. It would not be surprising for Carroll to come away with a “heightened affection” for the mujahedeen, she said.
“That’s what she’s been spoon-fed for nearly three months,” Mansfield said.

But it seems her father knew the real reason

Her father, however, told The Christian Science Monitor — the paper she was freelancing for when she was abducted — that she made the video to meet a final demand made by her captors, the newspaper reported Friday. The article’s headline was “Jill Carroll forced to make propaganda video as price of freedom.”

So now the MSM can’t resist tweaking things a little

CNN cannot authenticate the source of the video. It is not clear when or where it was taped…
“During my last night in captivity, my captors forced me to participate in a propaganda video,” she wrote. “They told me they would let me go if I cooperated. I was living in a threatening environment, under their control, and wanted to go home alive. I agreed.
“Things that I was forced to say while captive are now being taken by some as an accurate reflection of my personal views. They are not.”
She even lambasted her captors, who allegedly killed her interpreter, Alan Enwiya, when they abducted her in western Baghdad in January.

Allegedly? Allegedly??
Tell that to his alleged family who was allegedly given his allegedly bullet-riddled body.

2 Responses to “It’s Been Interesting”

  1. who allegedly killed her interpreter
    Does that mean he’s allegedly not really dead yet?

  2. Nightfly says:

    They were only alleged bullets.

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