Heard the news that a short video showing the hanging of Sadaam Hussain is making its way around the Internet. From what I read, it was taken on a camera phone by someone at the execution of the former Iraqi dictator last week.
Last week when the coverage of Sadaam's impending death was the big news, I wondered how the various news outlets would handle the coverage--would they show us the final moment?
I was glad to see that didn't occur. Call me old-fashioned but I just didn't have any desire to see it, much less brought to me in high definition picture with 5.1 surround sound.
But I guess I'm not surprised that this video has leaked out and it making its rounds. But the question I have is--why would you want to see it? I don't doubt that Sadaam is dead and I guess I'm not morbidly curious enough to see the man's final moments on this planet.
Maybe I'm in the minority. Or maybe there's just one person out there hitting refresh a lot...UPDATE:
I didn't know that some of the various cable outlets broadcast
the edited video--well, all except FOX News which apparently showed the whole thing.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 1/03/2007 09:15:00 AM