MAY 31, 2007
|CONTACT: TIM SCHEIDERER OR
COLLEEN O’BOYLE AT 703.683.5004
NINE DAYS AFTER PHOTOS
RELEASED, NETS AND TOP
PAPERS SILENT OVER AL-QAEDA TORTURE HOUSE
Yet Top Media Ran More
Than 6,000 Stories on Abu Ghraib Abuses
VA—The U.S. Defense Department released photos last week of an
al-Qaeda torture chamber in Iraq, which showed various torture
tools—blow torches, meat cleavers, hammers, drills, metal
files—drawings of torture methods, and photos of actual victims
found in another house in Karmah who had been burned, mutilated, and
tortured in myriad ways.
To their credit, CNN and Fox News Channel ran stories on the
declassified material. Yet nine days since the material was
released, neither ABC, CBS, NBC, The New York Times nor
The Washington Post has run a story with the photos of this
shocking evidence of al-Qaeda’s barbarism.
Concerning the top media’s silence on the al-Qaeda torture chamber
in Iraq, MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement:
“The elite media’s liberal bias is abundantly clear in this case.
U.S. soldiers raided several al-Qaeda safe houses in Iraq and
discovered stacks of evidence about how al-Qaeda tortures its
victims. The tools, the drawings, and the photos are gruesome and
clearly show what type of enemy the U.S. is facing.
“Yet most of the liberal media are deliberately silent. This is the
same self-righteous liberal media that ran more than 6,000 stories
and countless photos of Abu Ghraib and the abuse of prisoners there
by several U.S. soldiers. Where are they now? Why will they not show
the American people what al-Qaeda is actually doing in Iraq right
now? Whose side are they on?
“Al-Qaeda’s crimes are a thousand-fold more brutal than anything
done by any derelict U.S. soldier. Yet it’s obvious now that the
liberal media want to focus on U.S. misdeeds, and alleged misdeeds,
and theoretical misdeeds instead of giving the truth to the American
To view the photographs and drawings declassified by the U.S.
Defense Department, visit this site,
schedule an interview with MRC President Bozell or an MRC
spokesperson, please contact Tim Scheiderer (x. 126) or Colleen
O’Boyle (x. 122) at 703.683.5004.
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