Warfare continues to become more professional and dehumanized every day.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

'Scores dead' in Pakistan air raids

Al Jazeera story on April 10 Pakistan military air strike in Orazkai and Khyber

Media analyst's note: Take a look at the difference in language between the CNN story, which is basically the same story, and the Al Jazeera story. Look for what you might call "certainties" in CNN's story and what you might call "uncertainties" in Al Jazeera. Sure, some Americans think Al Jazeera is the voice of political Islam, but as a news outlet which do you prefer? Journalists who accept there are things that can't be known for sure until investigated further or those who take the liberty to leave the facts at what the official source told them?

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