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685 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by emitchell

Is it immoral to kill journalists in a war zone?


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17 yrs ago - Monday 5/26/03 - 11:27:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
it isn't any more or less immoral to kill any other human being
17 yrs ago - Monday 5/26/03 - 11:47:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
not if they suck at reporting.
17 yrs ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 7:24:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Do you mean to execute journalists? If a journalist in a war zone gets hit out in the field, that's just part of the job. It's a dangerous occupation and they know that going in. But I think to execute a journalist is wrong. The guy isn't there to fight the war, and shouldn't be treated as an active combatant. Of course, killing/torturing any POWs is outright wrong.
17 yrs ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 7:33:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
intentionally..? yes. accidents do happen and if they're not willing to take that risk, they shouldn't be there.
17 yrs ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 7:35:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with charlie and postall.... Working in a war zone comes with the obvious risks of getting hit in crossfire. However, kidnapping a journalist and then executing him is clearly wrong as it would be if it was a soldier in his place.
17 yrs ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 7:38:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Depends on their role as a "reporter" Could be spying, could be creating subversive propaganda. William Joyce was was executed at the end of World War Two for broadcasting propaganda from Germany.
17 yrs ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 7:47:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
if they're spying, they're a spy.. if they're reporting, they're a reporter..and like what they say or not, you don't execute them.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/6/03 - 5:30:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
If a journalist gets in the way of a bullet and dies, his loss is is no greater than a soldier who is shot and dies. There is nothing sacred about reporters who put themselves in danger.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/6/03 - 5:57:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
No...Its a choice he made by going to the field. If however, he/she is *postponed* and or *detained* through no fault of their own...then I would have to say yes. They are not there to fight the war but report it. What happened to Pearl for example was completly IMMORAL!
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/6/03 - 6:22:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's immoral to kill journalists?
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/7/03 - 2:03:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's immoral to kill anyone
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/7/03 - 2:06:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
war is immoral, so anything goes
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/7/03 - 2:34:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
Kill 'em all! Who cares who lives or dies anyways? It's only a matter of time before we're all dead. Why does it make such a big difference if it's after 70, 40, or even 10 years for that matter. I don't ask a roosterroach how old it is before I step on it.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/7/03 - 2:45:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
They are more deserving of a bullet for being stupid enough to put themselves in the situation for a few bucks. Saying that I suppose it's all the soldiers are doing so.....
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/7/03 - 2:45:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well i don't agree that war is immoral Killing journalists intentionally is of course wrong, although saying that they shouldn't put themselves in the firing line.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/7/03 - 2:52:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with kazwak. If the journalists want to put their lives at risk for their job by going into a war zone, so be it. As long as it's a decision that they made themselves and were aware of the possibility of dying, then I do not consider it immoral.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/7/03 - 3:02:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh my goodness someone has agreed with me.... better have you stuffed for prosterity :D j/k
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/7/03 - 4:43:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
I would think Geraldo would be fair game...
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/7/03 - 5:57:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
Killing is immoral, so that being broached already in the context of war, I would say journalists put themselves at risk by being in the field. Execution of any POW is even more immoral in my book, whether it's a reporter or not.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/7/03 - 6:06:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
UL do you think that war is immoral?
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/7/03 - 8:01:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
If you kill them durring battle I don't think it is wrong. If I was a soldier an saw an enemy reporter I'd shoot the man. If I saw him in his car durring non combat I'd say hold him hostage till the war ends but not kill him.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/7/03 - 8:02:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
I do, kieren22, though I realize it's not quite as simple as all that.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/7/03 - 8:05:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
I actually agree with unclelaughie. Also, there have been far too many killing of innocent civilians as well as journalists in the current war with Iraq.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/7/03 - 8:10:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
I also think war is immoral.....that hard part is knowing what the alternative is.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/7/03 - 8:19:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
yeh thats what i was trying to get at. I wish there was no need for war but sometimes there really is no alternative. Joel: You'd kill reporters? Why?

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