February 14, 2005

MAD

So 20/20 runs the story of Abu Ghraib, and that photo of the hooded fellow shows up on every news site and I-told-you-so blog. It's on the cover of newspapers and magazines, so everyone knows the Official Symbol of Abu Ghraib Torture.

Friday night, 20/20 ran a story about the UN workers who are raping children in the Congo. They have photos of a French man having sex with hundreds of girls. And what is on the main page of the 20/20 website?

Corey f-ing Feldman.

Oh sure, after you click around, you get some fuzzy photos of freaking nothing at all. I'm not saying we should see this monster with a little girl, but surely there's something a little more damning than that purple wallpaper. Surely there's a Defining Photo that should go on the front page of newspapers and magazines.

Heaven forbid that an investigation of 50 aid workers involving hundreds of raped children -- while Kofi himself said that sexual abuse has "haunted peacekeeping operations for decades" -- should be bigger news than Abu Ghraib.

I guess Corey Feldman's more important.

Posted by: Sarah at 03:01 AM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 My advice, young lady, is to do what I did: stop watching televsion "news". Unless it's on Instapundit, I don't know about it.

Posted by: Sean at February 14, 2005 08:54 AM (37FD7)

2 While you may be into child porn and would enjoy seeing a picture of a grownup having sex with a minor it is not something most of us care to look at. Besides it is against the law to posses or provide pictures of naked children.

Posted by: good to go at February 14, 2005 10:44 AM (fLlQ8)

3 good to go should really get going. Apparently by his/her logic we should never expose bad acts, because most people do not enjoy seeing bad things - never mind that people cannot act against bad things if they don't know about them. When someone gets killed or hurt, good to go probably thinks that we should just cover it up. Anyone who thinks Sarah enjoys child porn from this post needs serious psychiatric evaluation. Perhaps good to go is just projecting his/her sick desires.

Posted by: chris at February 14, 2005 01:07 PM (nyxv/)

4 good to go needs to get gone. I understand completely what you're saying. We Americans are always to blame for everything that goes wrong in the world, and yet here is something deeply distrubing that was done by a FRENCH UN peecekeeper and there are pictures of it. No we don't like looking at pictures of grown men having sex with children, but I didn't like seeing all the pictures of the Abu Ghraib prisoners either. Those soldiers that did that will pay for what they did. And I don't for a minute believe that the only ones raped by the FRENCH UN peacekeeper were children... I'm with ya Sarah.........

Posted by: Proud 1AD Army Mom at February 14, 2005 06:09 PM (lZ8lX)

5 You should really try to be more careful when you read, and subsequently write. As far as I can tell, it is simply not true that, as you said, "Kofi himself said that sexual abuse has 'haunted peacekeeping operations for decades'...." You are quoting the article, not Kofi Anan. What he actually said (according to the original article in the LA Times) is: "We cannot tolerate even one instance of a United Nations peacekeeper victimizing the most vulnerable among us," Annan's letter said, adding that the sexual abuse did "great harm" to the tradition and honor of U.N. peacekeeping and the reputations of the countries that supply troops. "Most important, however, such behavior violates the fundamental 'duty of care' that United Nations peacekeepers owe to the very peoples they are sent to protect and serve."

Posted by: Cash Flagg at February 15, 2005 01:45 PM (D+Z0Z)

6 Whether the quote was correct or not, the U.N. has known for decades about this problem, according to my friends who worked for the U.N. on African missions. The U.N. has always looked the other way. With photographic proof, now, Thank goodness, they can't. Or at least we hope not.

Posted by: Oda Mae at February 16, 2005 02:04 AM (cG4V+)

7 What peace keepers their papist i tell you the UN has commited more atrocities around the world then you could ever imagine just contact the JOHN BIRTCH SOCIETY and find out about the UN its not for world peace or world understaning its out to control our lives

Posted by: Killdeer at February 26, 2005 11:16 AM (mKzhU)

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