AP gets it right, while the NYTimes omits

Phil over at the Camp Katrina blog posts about an interesting omission the NYTimes made in its version of an Associated Press story about a terrorist car bomb attack outside of hospital just south of Baghdad.

The AP story (emphasis added):

A homicide bomber blew up his car outside a hospital south of Baghdad on Thursday while U.S. troops handed out candy and food to children, killing 30 people and wounding about 40, including four Americans.

The NYTimes story:

A suicide car bomb exploded Thursday near an American convoy at the entrance to the main hospital in the volatile town of Mahmudiya, killing at least 30 Iraqis and wounding dozens of others in a burst of fire and shrapnel.

Notice anything missing?

I wonder why the NYTimes chose to omit that? Maybe they didn’t know? Or maybe they just wanted to leave it up to their readers’ imagination as to why the troops were there in the first place? You know the NYTimes wouldn’t want to leave too many favorable impressions on what our troops do – and it looks like to me that that isn’t going to change anytime soon, if this piece is any indication.

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