The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Long Fall of Bilal Hussein (and the AP)

With so much going on and the Thanksgiving holidays, I regret that I have not given adequate attention to the Bilal Hussein story, because it is very illustrative of the corruption and politicization of today's news media. Bilal is the AP photographer who was part and parcel of the Al Qaeda insurgency in Iraq. Now that he--and the Associated Press who has tried to protect him (and itself)--have been outed, (and now that Hussein has been arrested by Iraqi some of the best locations to go for all the sordid details of this important story are: The Jawa Report, Michelle Malkin, Dan Riehl, and Protein Wisdom.

I have covered many cases of faux photography, falsified news stories, and photoshop manipulation--all designed to paint Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, and other anti-American causes in a more positive light and/or the US war effort in more negative terms. So even though I neglected to report on Bilal's arrest--and the AP's canyption fit about it--in a timely manner, it would be a shame not to acknowledge here the efforts of Iraq to rid its soil of the propagandists.

If only the AP, the Networks, the New York Times, the New Republic, and the rest of the discredited and disgraced MSM had the same level of professionalism...
DiscerningTexan, 11/25/2007 03:43:00 PM |