Even worse, the U.S. has targeted journalists and photographers for death throughout this war of empire. This has been the most deadly war on record for those seeking to get information to 'the people'.
For those who believe this hasn't had a chilling effect on what news is reported, it time for them to retrieve their heads from a rectal position. Even the bravest of reporters see no up side to dying without good cause. Dying does not get the truth out. Those who eventually get the truth out must play a dangerous role in a war zone and can only report truth after the fact, never again being able to enter the hot zone. For those co-opted for ideological reasons there is a false of security as they work as if for Goebbels.