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Saddam: How Will TV Networks Handle Video Of Hussein’s Hanging?

An insider wonders: “What’s the official plan is in dealing with the hanging video of Saddam?”

More: “I’m sure every network has had their standards and practices discussions about this already. It is inevitably going to make it onto YouTube — and likely some other channels around the world, whose audiences have tougher stomachs for this stuff, will air whatever the video in its entirety — then do the American nets use the excuse the ‘story about the video’ to air it? Which magazine show does it first?

How different is it from the oddly framed image of the dead Abu Musab Al Zarqawi which the Pentagon displayed for the reporters in the press room that day? Does any violation of a Geneva Convention get trumped by the ‘right to know’ and ‘need for proof’ of Saddam’s death? We gonna be watching a media sanctioned Faces of Death video soon?”

Got answers? E-mail tvnewser@mediabistro.com

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