KATU News has a well-established history of systematically demonizing and minimizing dissenting views that oppose the mass murder, maiming, torture, poisoning, and ongoing humiliation of an estimated 100,000 plus innocent civilians in Iraq. KATU News instead works routinely to justify the mounting list war crimes that are being committed daily in Iraq by the occupying forces. By propping up the duped participants in the Iraq invasion as heroes, KATU attempts to help Americans feel good about the ongoing slaughter of Iraqis.
One recent example is a story entitled 'Emotional photo shows local soldier carrying dying child'. While completely ignoring the daily butchering of Iraqi children by US troops, KATU exploits the death of a little girl in a naked effort to justify the ongoing unjustifiable, criminal occupation of Iraq.
"There have been a few famous war pictures over the years. From the raising of the flag in Iwo Jima, to the picture of a South Vietnamese police chief executing a North Vietnamese prisoner of war. Now, there is a new picture from Iraq.", writes the author of the KATU News article. "The picture shows a U.S. soldier cradling a dying Iraqi child. He is rushing her to the hospital, trying desperately to save her life."
Meanwhile, KATU remains silent about the multitudes of Iraqi children that have been killed and maimed by American cluster bombs, suffer from severe and often deadly bouts of diarrhea caused by the deplorable conditions present in many parts of Iraq as a result of the botched illegal invasion, and the increasing number of birth defects and cancer rate in Iraq that have likely been largely a result of the illegal distribution of the thousands of tons of radioactive waste that US forces have spread around the Iraqi landscape, in the form of depleted uranium tipped ammunition.
KATU does its best to mask the mounting humiliating US military defeat Iraq (and Afghanistan), and to help their audience rationalize the ongoing atrocities demonstrated by US military members of the illegal Iraq occupation. KATU takes advantage of any opportunity to falsely tie Iraq to terrorism, and demonize the members of the legitimate Iraqi resistance to the illegal US crusade. They eagerly publish any 'Zarqawi Alert' they come across, even though more informed people are aware that Zarqawi Saga is most likely a CIA/Mossad generated effort aimed at discreditting and reducing support for the Iraqi resistance.
So far, the US efforts to divide Iraq by attempting to foment a civil war there have been yet another complete failure- despite the implementation of death squads, and a multibillion dollar propaganda budget. KATU's enthusiastic cheerleading of the invasion is a grave breach of the public trust, and plenty enough reason to revoke their broadcasting license. Their subsequent rationalization of atrocities and apparent misrepresentation of the whole situation would seem to make them criminally complicit in the corresponding war crimes.