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Glenn Greenwald Criticizes New York Times For 'Shameful' Reporting On Afghanistan Hospital Bombing

"They just write their headlines to obscure rather than to illuminate."

Glenn Greenwald lambasted The New York Times on Monday for its "shameful" reporting on the U.S. airstrike that hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, killing 22 people

During an interview with HuffPost Live, Greenwald called out the paper for failing to be up-front about the United States' involvement in the bombing.

"It's really absolutely shameful how they've behaved when it comes to reporting on this story. From the start it was completely clear that this was an American attack," he told host Alyona Minkovski

Watch the video of Greenwald's interview, above. 

Greenwald cited an imprecise headline as an instance of the outlet's problematic coverage of the airstrike. As he explained in his a recent piece for The Intercept, both the Times and CNN failed to clarify what the U.S. role was in the attack. For example, one CNN article Greenwald pointed to simply said that "the U.S. military was conducting an airstrike in Kunduz at the time the hospital was hit."

"The New York Times has gone out of its way over and over in every article they've published to hide the fact that it's the U.S. that has done this," Greenwald told Minkovski on Monday. "Their headlines will be things like, 'Airstrike Hits Hospital,' without actually saying who did it. Over and over, they just write their articles and their headlines to obscure rather than to illuminate who was responsible for this attack."

Greenwald's full conversation with HuffPost Live appears here.

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