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Explosion near US Embassy in Kabul

Old 04-19-06, 01:53 PM
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Explosion near US Embassy in Kabul

CNN and FOX News are reporting that there was a "huge" explosion near the US Embassy in Kabul. I'll post a story when one appears.

Edit: CNN main's page: "A large explosion near the HQ of NATO's peacekeeping mission rocks the Afghan capital, a NATO spokesman said."

Most current FOX News story:

KABUL, Afghanistan — A massive explosion rocked the Afghan capital late Wednesday near the diplomatic area where the U.S. Embassy is located.

A large plume of white smoke rose into the air.

U.S. Embassy spokesman Lou Fintor could not confirm if the blast targeted the heavily guarded American diplomatic mission, where staff rushed to a bunker in the compound.

"We are trying to determine what has happened and locate the source of the explosion," Fintor told The Associated Press.
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Old 04-19-06, 02:16 PM
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US Military: "No such incident occurred. Move along. It was a blown tire or something. Probably. Maybe. Most likely."
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Old 04-19-06, 02:16 PM
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Why don't the report when bombs don't go off?
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Old 04-19-06, 02:20 PM
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Funny I never see "BREAKING NEWS!! SCHOOLS OPEN IN KABUL, ALLOW FEMALE STUDENTS. DEVELOPING...."
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Old 04-19-06, 02:21 PM
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That's a THOR SIMPSON question.
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Old 04-19-06, 02:50 PM
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Oh my God, NOTHING actually happened today! Yeah, that will make great news stories guys.
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Originally Posted by VinVega
Oh my God, NOTHING actually happened today! Yeah, that will make great news stories guys.
So when good things happen it's really nothing and the story would be shoved into the 4th page of the paper? But when a bomb goes off it needs to be a breaking news story?
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And this is different from news reporting throughout all of recorded history how?
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Old 04-19-06, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Mopower
So when good things happen it's really nothing and the story would be shoved into the 4th page of the paper? But when a bomb goes off it needs to be a breaking news story?
So, you don't think a bomb going off is legitimate news?
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Old 04-19-06, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
That's a THOR SIMPSON question.
What is? Explain.

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Old 04-19-06, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason
So, you don't think a bomb going off is legitimate news?

You don't think things improving is legitimate news?
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Originally Posted by Mopower
So when good things happen it's really nothing and the story would be shoved into the 4th page of the paper? But when a bomb goes off it needs to be a breaking news story?
One of the tenants of journalism is "If it bleeds, it leads." You can scream to the high heavens, it's not going to change that.
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One of the tenants of journalism is "If it bleeds, it leads." You can scream to the high heavens, it's not going to change that.
true enough, so is their other tenet: "Do what you can to get liberals elected."
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Originally Posted by bhk
true enough, so is their other tenet: "Do what you can to get liberals elected."
I never heard that one, but I'll keep my eye out for it going forward.
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I never heard that one, but I'll keep my eye out for it going forward.
Sometimes journalists will even admit it when they think they are speaking to a friendly crowd and assume they are off the record(like Evan Thomas of Newsweek).
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Originally Posted by bhk
Sometimes journalists will even admit it when they think they are speaking to a friendly crowd and assume they are off the record(like Evan Thomas of Newsweek).
So throw 'em all out with the bath water, right?
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So throw 'em all out with the bath water, right?
No, just don't take their "news" at face value without confirming with multiple sources.
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Originally Posted by Mopower
Funny I never see "BREAKING NEWS!! SCHOOLS OPEN IN KABUL, ALLOW FEMALE STUDENTS. DEVELOPING...."
Check out "At Five in the Afternoon". Who needs news when there's a movie about it.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
What is? Explain.
If something happens in the forest, and the media doesn't report about it, is there something going on in the forest.
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Big bomb, minimal to no damage to the embassy, no US casualties(that I heard of).
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Originally Posted by bhk
Big bomb, minimal to no damage to the embassy, no US casualties(that I heard of).
That's good news, sort of. No US killed, I'll take it.
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Originally Posted by VinVega
That's good news, sort of. No US killed, I'll take it.
Agreed. In lieu of more complete information, no US killed is good.
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
If something happens in the forest, and the media doesn't report about it, is there something going on in the forest.
I'm totally confused about what it has to do with me still, but okay.
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