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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 Radio Show
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Who Shot Muhammad al-Dura?
Muhammad al-Dura is the name of the boy who was believed to have been shot by Israeli soldiers and died in his father's arms at the beginning of the second Intifada. The incident became an international cause celebre, -- a symbol of Israeli brutality. But now it emerges that most of what was reported didn't happen. Guest: James Fallows, national reporter for the Atlantic Monthly and author the article, "Who Shot Muhammad al-Dura?"
Saddam's Dead Baby Parades a Charade
Iraqi doctors now acknowledge that Saddam, not the US-led UN sanctions were responsible for the deaths of Iraqi children. The parades of dead Iraqi babies, so avidly reported in the media, were macabre theatre stage managed by Saddam's goons with the forced cooperation of doctors, nurses, hospitals, and, worst, parents.
Judge Overturns Death Penalty Because Jurors Saw Bible
In Denver, a judge reversed a death penalty verdict because jurors had access to the Bible in their hotel rooms. Since deciding for or against capital punishment is, in part, a moral decision, what are jurors supposed to consult – the NYT Times editorial page?