Friday, December 01, 2006

from the news today:

Iraq's Interior Ministry said Thursday it had formed a special unit to monitor news coverage and vowed to take legal action against journalists who failed to correct stories the ministry deemed to be incorrect.

Brig. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf, spokesman for the ministry, said the purpose of the special monitoring unit was to find "fabricated and false news that hurts and gives the Iraqis a wrong picture that the security situation is very bad, when the facts are totally different."

He said offenders would be notified and asked to "correct these false reports on their main news programs. But if they do not change those lying, false stories, then we will seek legal action against them."

well, welcome to Democracy 101, funded and backed by our very own government. do you know how many bodies are found each day in Iraq dead due to torture? dozens. do you know the most popular tool for torture in Iraq? the common drill gun. evidently there was no need for the Iraqi government to cover up those stories. but now that six men were pulled from a mosque and burned alive, well that's just too much. the lying by AP journalists must stop!!!
i like that stories "deemed" incorrect part. and "lying, false stories". yum.

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