December 23, 2004
AP Complicit? Let's not jump to any conclusions
Salon.com has a roundup on the recent hullaballoo (pay subscription or brief commercial viewing required for access) around the AP photographer who captured that brazen daylight execution of several Iraqi poll workers last week. Conservative bloggers (e.g. "Wretchard" of the Belmont Blog Club, whatever that is) have suggested AP's complicity in these events. Perhaps, they say, the photographer knew what was going to happen. Huh? How do they jump to this conclusion. Unlike my earlier post surrounding Kevin Sites catching the apparent execution of a wounded combatant, this case could be more questionable - but the facts don't really support this speculation. Rather than point a finger at the old leftist media, this case shows how unstable Iraq remains. Cold blooded daylight assasination in the middle of public streets - looks like we have a ways to go with this whole 'democracy' thing over there.
Posted by jetrotz at December 23, 2004 12:12 PM
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