My column Sunday described how Wayne Anderson, a free lance journalist in Wisconsin, lost his permission to be an embedded reporter with the Minnesota National Guard after he shot the video below and posted it in conjunction with a story in The Washington Times. After the military objected, Anderson took the video down, and it hasn't been available until now. Check it out and see if you agree that the men on the stretchers were recognizable.
Anderson wanted to clarify one point in the story: "Actually, they expelled me for 'posting video of wounded personnel' and not for posting anyone's identity. Posting video of wounded is not a rules violation. Showing their identity before notification is a violation." Whether it was stated explicitly in its initial paperwork, however, the Army has contended that the fact that wounded or dying soldiers could be recognized was its main objection to the video.