Friday, November 13, 2009

Fort Hood and news sloooooooooow as Molasses

Last week, I gave a shout out to Kimberly Munley, a civilian police officer who was being credited with having shot down Hasan.

The very next day, or it might have been the day after - no longer than that - on my Yahoo News feed, there was an article saying that a different officer was claiming credit for bringing down Hasan - Officer Mark Todd.

And I posted that here.

And then, as I just watched the news headlines on Yahoo news for the next seven or eight days, it kept saying Kimberly Munley was the hero...nothing about this other guy.

Until today, seven days later.

Why did it take so long for this to be "re-disseminated"?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts980

I haven't actually been keeping up with this story - I read the headlines, nothing more, and don't watch news broadcasts, but I'm assuming that every single news broadcast continued to cover Munley as the hero for seven days even though there was another cop saying he'd been the one to bring down Hasan.

It just doesn't make any sense, and seems to be on a par with letting this psycho Hasan continue to serve in the military despite the fact that red flags had been raised about him for at least a year if not longer!

Anyway, regardless of whether or not Kimberly Munley or Mark Todd finally brought down that psycho, they are both heroes. Perhaps in the confusion Munley thought she'd got him - saw him go down, perhaps, before Todd added his bullets...

But for Todd's story to have come out seven days ago, and for it to just be talked about now as if it were a brand new piece of news... seems kind of odd....

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