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Suspect, Abdulhakim Muhammad kills 1 Army Recruiter and seriously sounds another. Which do you think will get more news coverage, the death Dr Tiller or the death and injury of these soldiers?
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AFP) — Two soldiers were shot, one fatally, outside a military recruiting center in Arkansas by a gunman who police said was opposed to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Police said the suspect, Abdulhakim Muhammad, who also has used the name Carlos Bledsoe, drove up to an Army-Navy recruiting station and opened fire with an assault rifle, firing more than a dozen rounds into the building.
Soldier William Long, 24, died at a local hospital, while Quentin Ezaegwula, 18, sustained injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
Both men had been standing outside the recruitment facility at the time of the shooting.
Military officials said the soldiers were part of a program that welcomes new enlistees back to their hometowns after they complete basic training.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:56 PM on Jun. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (30)
  • good point! God help America!!!!!!

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 12:01 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • The media is anti-war. They will touch over this issue but most focus will be on Tiller. I even bet Tiller will be called a hero by liberal biased media b4 these soldiers are.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:01 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • Well...I had not heard this mans name till I am going with the dr tiller. Doesn't even surprise me tho.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:02 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • Definately Dr Tiller. The agenda is driven by the media and the media will view it more important to potray how evil pro lifers are than how evil an anti war killer is.

    Answer by Carpy at 12:03 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • Tiller, without a doubt. The liberal media might even take pitty on this Muhammad guy. The Army men who commited their lives to save and protect will be lucky to get anything more than a few sound bits and some words on a ticker, imo.... 60 minutes will probably do an entire expose' on Tiller.jmo

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:06 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • N. Korea to get ready to launch nuclear bomb- big story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 12:11 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • Op Here- Do you think, if there is more attention and focus directed to Tiller: it is an example of media bias?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:16 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • I think there is an effort to portry pro-life people as extremists, so the Dr. Tiller killing will get more attention. There had been a statement from the Dept. of Homeland Security (that was retracted recently) suggesting that pro-life people are potential terrorists. The killing of this abortion doctor was neither a pro-life act (since a person who is truly pro-life will not kill), nor was it a Christian act as some will surely suggest. We don't know the suspect's motives yet. It may be that his daughter was a patient at that clinic, or his baby was aborted by this doctor. I had not heard a word about the killing at the military base until now, so I think it is obvious which will get more media attention.

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 12:27 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • Our soldiers never, ever get enough coverage. As an army wife, this makes me very angry. But it has nothing to do with the "liberal media" trying to control what you watch. The media shows what the people want to see. They want ratings and viewership. So if the people want to hear about the murdered Dr., and debate abortion, (which they do, why do you think the abortion questions get so many responses?) that's what you're going to see on your TV.

    Answer by moonlitfairy at 12:36 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • Actually, I have seen an equal amount of coverage on each of these stories.

    Answer by dragonfly7271 at 12:36 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

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