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Posted: Jan 5 2007, 02:00 PM
Member No.: 331
Joined: 20-October 06
The Iraq interior ministry has suddenly discovered that it does have a police captain named Jamil Hussein in its employ — Jamil Gholaiem Hussein, to be exact — and it is now seeking that officer’s arrest for speaking to the press.
This all stems from an Associated Press report on Nov. 24 describing a grisly attack in the Hurriyah neighborhood of Baghdad, in which gunmen “grabbed six Sunnis as they left Friday worship services, doused them with kerosene and burned them alive near Iraqi soldiers who did not intervene.”
Mr. Hussein served as an early source for that report.
In the space of just a few days, however, the veracity of incident was being questioned — both by the American military, which claimed the incident did not take place, and by bloggers who believed that this was another in a long line of news reports designed to amplify the chaos over the calm in Iraq.
At the same time, Mr. Hussein’s status as an officer in the nascent Iraqi police force was being vocally questioned by Iraqi authorities — leading many Internet denizens to question his very existence.
Those questions continued swirl for over a month, and through this week. Former CNN chief Eason Jordan, now heading up the Iraq news blog IraqSlogger.com, addressed the topic on Monday:
If an Iraqi police captain by the name of Jamil Hussein exists, there is no convincing evidence of it — and that means The Associated Press has a journalistic scandal on its hands that will fester until The A.P. deals with it properly.
This controversy and The A.P.’s handling of it call into question the credibility, integrity, and smarts of one of the world’s biggest, most influential, most respected news organizations, the New York-based Associated Press.
Why it has taken over a month to confirm the existence and status of Mr. Hussein remained a bit unclear. A spokesman for the Iraq interior ministry apparently told The Associated Press on Thursday that its first search of records had failed to turn up Mr. Hussein’s full name.
Posted: Jan 5 2007, 04:20 PM
Member No.: 410
Joined: 21-October 06
Poor little neo-con nationalists trolls. Now what are they going to do? :rolleyes:
Posted: Jan 5 2007, 04:27 PM
Why is Al Gore's House Bigger Than Everyone Else's?
Member No.: 34
Joined: 18-October 06