Viewers React To ABC’s Graphic Iraq Images

By Brian 

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Monday’s editions of World News and Nightline featured “exclusive footage of the troop surge in Iraq from British photographer Sean Smith.” The footage “provided an unfiltered look at the front lines” — in one instance, “troops are seen watching a Bradley armored vehicle blown up by an improvised explosive device as six American soldiers died inside” — an ABC “received an extraordinary response.”

In 24 hours, there were over 250,000 page views of the story, 40,000 video views, and more than 250,000 photo slide show views. And the mother of the soldier who was driving the Bradley wrote to…