Mediot madness

Posted by: ST on January 2, 2007 at 8:09 pm

…. the “Mediots gone wild!!” edition:

The Associated Press is still being questioned on the validity of one of their sources for news in Iraq,“Captain Jamil Hussein”, who the AP insists is a Baghdad police officer authorized to speak to the media.

The AP is still standing by their source, but conservative bloggers aren’t buying it. Bob Owens, who has extensively studied and researched stories quoting “Captain Jamil Hussein” has what I feel is the definitive post up on the topic.

Eason Jordan, of all people, has even gotten in on the act, and is urging the AP to further investigate. Curt at Flopping Aces has the details.

In related MSM news, Patterico has posted his annual LA Times aka LA Dog Trainer year in review post, which is a must-read.

Finally, in case you didn’t catch the news this weekend, NYT public editor Bryan Calame discovered that a piece written by NYT magazine contributing writer Jack Hitt was essentially a propaganda piece for the pro-abortion group IPAS. Michelle Malkin excoriates the Times – especially Hitt – here for not doing the follow up work it should have to verify the claims made by the “victims” quoted in the article.

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    1. NC Cop says:

      Oh come on!!! Why would a thing like “journalistic accuracy” be of any concern to our MSM. Haven’t we learned yet that as long as you can use it against Bush and the Republicans it’s ok if your sources are questionable, sketchy, and have absolutely no evidence at all that they even exist!!!!

      I’d like to see an investigation into their practices. Dirtbags……….

    2. Great White Rat says:

      NC, come on…surely you’ve heard of the MSM’s “fake but accurate” standard, haven’t you?

      And Eason Jordan’s back in the business…why am I not surprised. In a just world, everything coming out of his organization would be prefaced by an announcement that “This news is brought to you by the people who knowingly spread Saddam Hussein’s lies earlier, so please be VERY skeptical of the content”.