Iraq: “I Think That The Networks… Don’t Want To See Things Going Bang Anymore”

By Brian 

Yesterday on Reliable Sources, CBS correspondent Allen Pizzey said the networks are growing tired of the daily death toll coverage in Iraq:

  PIZZEY: I don’t think I personally get numbed by it. I think if I ever become numbed to this sort of thing and it all cease to be what I hope is a decent reporter, I think that the networks, they are fed up with the massive bombs. They don’t want to see things going bang anymore.

What troubles me is that — what troubles me most personally is when I see children hurt and those are the stories that you really want to get on the air and it really bothers me that we can’t. We cannot get out there at the scene of these things, not because we want to see them, but because I think there is a deeply human story that needs to be told.

That’s how people understand the horror of war, when they can relate it to something that they understand. And everybody understands their own children. So that bothers me. That bothers me psychologically, who knows.

Here’s the full transcript…