Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Reuters pulls a Bush...

I have significant ire for a Reuters headline which went out on the wire and was repeated by some as gospel...

US Loses 32nd Soldier in Iraq, Council Starts Work

Um... no. The US has lost more than 32 soldiers in Iraq, but for the average American, they will look at this and interpret it as God's truth.

No wonder only 17% of those polled recently correctly said that none of the 9/11 hijackers were Iraqi... or that a third of the public believes that US forces found WMDs in Iraq. The media, despite their supposed editing prowess, seems no more capable of properly representing the facts of the war than the president.

I've emailed FAIR -- I hope that they make a point of addressing this issue, and in ideally humiliating those responsible for such shoddy reporting. Really, someone should be fired for this... If we want our president to be accountable for what he says, shouldn't we expect the same from our media?!

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