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Be careful with online war rumors

CBS MarketWatch executive editor David Callaway says war rumors breathlessly reported on the Internet have been picked up by television, radio, and newspapers. “As America prays for the safety of our troops and the Iraqi people, the media bears a responsibility now more than ever not to sensationalize events or run with shaky reports,” Callaway says. “It’s a tall order. But in war, there’s no other kind.”

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  • Glenn Disney

    RE: Be careful with online war rumors …
    To suggest that we must watch what we say to guard the morale and sensibilities of the troops is to say that their understanding and commitment to the war is weak. They are adults and shouldn’t be there if free speech rattles their resolve.

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