US forces in Afganistan forced an Associated Press cameraman to delete images of their savage attack on civilians following a suicide bomb. This is a great example of the freedom that is being fought for! Hurah!
"Gaining much less coverage [in the media that the original attack] are the report’s comments on a nearly-forgotten aftermath of the apparent crimes, carried by E&P and other media outlets at the time: the U.S. military’s forced 'deletion' of images taken by Associated Press cameramen and others. A freelance photographer working for The AP and a cameraman working for AP Television News said then a U.S. soldier deleted their photos and video showing a four-wheel drive vehicle in which three people were shot to death about 100 yards from the suicide bombing. The AP lodged a protest with the American military. The military defended their action in a letter to the AP later, stating that images gathered by "untrained people" might "capture visual details that are not as they originally were."
What kind of Orwellian speak is that last part? "untrained people" might "capture visual details that are not as they originally were." 1984? Welcome to 2007.