Obama Administration Tells Networks ➠ Scrub ISIS Footage
I, along with a handful of my colleagues, have been documenting, exposing and shaming the media’s and Obama administration’s whitewashing and scrubbing of jihad and the religious motive behind this holy war.
It’s no longer whispered. Obama is out and out telling the news media to scrub Islamic State footage. Will they follow their leader? When haven’t they?
“Stop using ISIL footage, Obama administration asks networks,” By Michael Crowley and Hadas Gold, Politico, May 15, 2015
U.S. bombing campaign has militants on the run, U.S. officials say.
Frustrated that coverage of the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant isn’t reflecting reality on the ground, senior Obama administration officials are urging television networks to update their footage of the radical militant group.
Senior State Department and Pentagon officials have begun contacting television network reporters to ask them to stop using “B-roll” — stock footage that appears on screen while reporters and commentators talk — showing ISIL at the peak of its strength last summer.
“We are urging broadcasters to avoid using the familiar B-roll that we’ve all seen before, file footage of ISIL convoys operating in broad daylight, moving in large formations with guns out, looking to wreak havoc,” said Emily Horne, spokeswoman for retired Gen. John Allen, the State Department’s special envoy leading the international coalition against ISIL.
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