November 28, 2006


It's Official: Media Body Burning Story is Bogus (Greg Sheffield, November 27, 2006, Newsbusters)

The news that six Sunnis were captured by Shiites, doused with kerosine and burned alive, was too sensational to not be picked up by the mainstream media. But it turns out that the event never happened. Furthermore, the Iraqi "spokesman" relied on to give all information regarding this event is as fictional as the story itself.

Jamil Hussein, the man news reports called "police Capt. Jamil Hussein," was the source for all information regarding the burning. Although he is mentioned by USA Today, the Associated Press, CBS News, and other outlets, Central Command says no such person exists. Centcom also asked the Associated Press to retract the story unless it has proof beyond Jamil Hussein's word.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 28, 2006 11:28 AM

You mean the Lame Street Media allows unverified stories such as this to get to print? I am shocked!

Posted by: obc at November 28, 2006 2:39 PM

Ap and MSM should withdraw their "reporting" from Iraq. Their journalists have already re-deployed to cushy offices outside Iraq, why don't they cut off the fundings and withdraw all together? They are doing more harm to the Iraqis for printing propaganda pieces. May be that's what they want, to side with Iraqi enemies just to spite the US?

Posted by: ic at November 28, 2006 2:40 PM

And isn't it time for the AP to unfurl the "Mission Accomplished" banner? They worked hard for this "Civil War" to happen and should be allowed to celebrate their part in it.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at November 28, 2006 4:30 PM

Mark my words. These creeps have sold out their country to make the point that a "Christianist" president will not allowed to govern and must never again be nominated.

This has always been the motive of "BDS"--Bush Derangement Syndrome. Just wait: we shall be hearing it again and again how all our troubles may be laid to Bush's "devisiveness," which is their code word for Christianity.

Posted by: Lou Gots at November 28, 2006 5:37 PM


I just sent you an article from Editor & Publisher that is especially amusing in light of this.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at November 28, 2006 7:13 PM


I think it is high time to ask the MSM, the shrieking pundits (Sullivan) and the leading lights of the Democratic party (Howard Dean) if Abraham Lincoln was a Christianist. Or even FDR.

Posted by: jim hamlen at November 28, 2006 9:43 PM