Wednesday, August 15, 2007

What Media Bias?

You gotta love this. This picture is from the Yahoo News website

"An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City."

Just so we are clear, two unfired rounds supposedly hit her house. Word on the Iraqi street is that the police are now looking for some evil American throwing bullets randomly. Next time, those pesky coalition forces should probably remember to bring their ammunition and their weapons.

(Meanwhile, off camera, Adbul waits patiently for his mother to hand him his rounds back.)

Edit: As of this morning (8/16/07), the AFP (the French Press "news" source responsible for the image) has pulled both the picture and the caption. Apparently it didn't take them long to realize they'd be taken for a camel ride. Perhaps a valuable lesson in journalism was learned here - think before you jump off the deep end into trying to make those involved in the Iraq situation look stupid.

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