Taliban plan attacks on media outlets, journalists because the media has ‘become’ biased against them
The sad part in this is that they didn’t perceive the media to be “biased” against them all along. Great new slogan for them in there – We’re the Taliban, not quite as bad as Republicans!
PESHAWAR: Enraged by widespread media coverage of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot and critically injured by the militants in Swat, the Pakistani Taliban led by Hakimullah Mehsud reportedly planned to target media organisations, particularly television channels and some journalists in the country, well-placed sources told this correspondent on Sunday.
According to sources, the Taliban felt that the media has become biased against them and was giving ‘undue’ coverage to the attack on Malala and portraying them as the ‘worst people on earth’.
The militants were reported to have held meetings and decided to suspend all their current operations and activities in the country and directed field commanders and fighters to divert their attention towards media organisations instead of the government and security forces.
via - thenews.com.pk.