CBS covered the hijack most heavily. Elizabeth Palmer was the only Baghdad-based reporter assigned to the story: "More and more these days men who look like police are criminals in disguise." And Armen Keteyian followed up with a feature on the high pay and dangerous conditions encountered by civilians working on the military logistic supply lines. He recommended the book Cindy in Iraq by Cynthia Morgan, a memoir by a rare female trucker.
ABC and NBC covered the story from the Pentagon. ABC's Jonathan Karl, who broke the story yesterday with a brief stand-up, reported that this checkpoint was manned by soldiers from Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army in stolen police commando uniforms. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski chose a human-interest angle, showcasing one trucker's distraught family in Minneapolis.
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