Fox News alone in showing Jordanian pilot’s gruesome death by Isis

February 5, 2015 2:05 pm
“We feel you need to see it,” anchor Bret Baier warned viewers before the images were shown.
“The
images are brutal. They are graphic. They are upsetting. You may want
to turn away. You may want to have the children leave the room right
now.”

Safi al-Kaseasbeh, third right, father of slain Jordanian pilot, Lt.
Muath al-Kaseasbeh attends a mass funeral at the Kaseasbeh tribe’s
gathering divan at their home village. Photo / AP

Fox broadcast still images of Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh
being burned alive by (Islamic State) jihadists before posting full
raw footage from the horrific execution video on its website.
Senior
officials with the US network, the only major US media outlet to use
video footage of Kassasbeh’s death, said the decision was taken to
highlight the “barbarity” of the Isisgroup.
“After careful
consideration, we decided that giving readers of FoxNews.com the option
to see for themselves the barbarity of ISIS outweighed legitimate
concerns about the graphic nature of the video,” said John Moody, Fox
News executive vice president and executive editor.
“Online users can choose to view or not view this disturbing content.”
In a television news bulletin yesterday, Fox used graphic images of Kassasbeh’s death in its Special Report program.

“We feel you need to see it,” anchor Bret Baier warned viewers before the images were shown.
“The
images are brutal. They are graphic. They are upsetting. You may want
to turn away. You may want to have the children leave the room right
now.”
Baier said the images were shown to “bring you the reality of Islamic ”.
The slickly produced video, running some 22 minutes and 30 seconds, can be viewed in its entirety on the Fox News website.
Kassasbeh’s
gruesome murder triggered a global wave of revulsion and outrage, with
Jordan responding swiftly with the execution of two militant Islamist
prisoners.
Other US networks have opted against showing any of the pictures or footage from the IS video.
“CNN
is not showing images of the killing, which triggered global
condemnation and prompted immediate promises of retaliation and protests
in Jordan,” CNN said in a statement.

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