"CNN has chosen to not show the cartoons out of respect for Islam."Does it follow then that showing the video displays a lack of respect for the military? A few days later they offered a more detailed explanation:
"CNN is not showing the negative caricatures of the likeness of the Prophet Mohammed because the network believes its role is to cover the events surrounding the publication of the cartoons while not unnecessarily adding fuel to the controversy itself."I guess they have no concern that showing sniper attacks on troops might, oh, I don't know, "add fuel" to any controversy about the war?
The point I want to make is not whether or not they should have shown the video today. Rather, I wanted to highlight that decision in the context of the earlier cartoon call.
CNN - they will speak truth to power. Unless, of course, the power threatens to kill them.