September 27, 2007

Stringer Quotes Himself as Witness

A Reuters stringer quotes himself as the eyewitness source claiming Americans fired into a crowd of civilians in Afghanistan today.

To call it a pattern would be an understatement. Remember the Taliban claim that 200-300 civilians had been killed by a NATO air strike which was thoroughly debunked? That story was also written by a "local" trainee.

One other name comes to mind: Adnan Hajj.

Sure there is a benefit to hiring locals, but there is also a cost. That cost is often the truth.

Lot's of other coverage of this. See STACLU or Say Anything for More.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:10 PM | Comments |