Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Reporting Blunders

I'm not sure how Al Iraqiya could report a bombing that did not take place.

Two Big Iraq Reporting Blunders Yesterday?

Officials Say Two Stories That Grabbed Headlines Yesterday Are False
Posted 1 hr. 2 min. ago

Alleged blunder number one: U.S. and Iraqi officials today dismissed as false reports yesterday that a car bombing killed 18 children and women in Ramadi. The initial report came from the state-run al-Iraqiya TV network.

Alleged blunder number two: Yesterday, Iraqi press reports claimed Iraqi VP Adil Abdul-Mahdi was accusing an unnamed "official" of involvement in the Monday assassination attempt against him -- a bombing that left the VP slightly wounded and killed and badly wounded others. Today, Abdul-Mahdi's office released a statement on his behalf saying Abdul-Mahdi never suggested there was an "official" involved in the assassination attempt.

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