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Turning Their Back on Bradley Manning

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Manning has been connected to a lot of news (FAIR Media Advisories, 4/7/10, 12/16/10, 7/30/10): the video of a 2007 U.S. helicopter attack in Baghdad that killed several civilians (two Reuters journalists died in the attack); the revelation that hundreds of U.S. attacks on civilians in Afghanistan had been recorded by the military--but were unreported elsewhere; the cache of diplomatic cables that uncovered U.S. efforts to stymie legal investigations into torture, U.S. involvement in airstrikes in Yemen; and much more. But the developments at his trial last week--including the first time Manning has spoken about his treatment--are evidently not newsworthy. The revelations about U.S. foreign policy Manning allegedly made possible were news; the military's abusive retaliation against him apparently is not.

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