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No "Quotes" Necessary

A little note to Reuters:—When you're quoting an Iraqi Army official about official actions against Al-Sadr's Mehdi Army, you can skip the quotes around "Enemy." After all, considering that the Iraqi Army is currently fighting against the insurgent militia, they are quite definitely the enemy.

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to cleric Moqtada al-Sadr hold up their weapons as they chant slogans in a street during a lull in fighting in Basra, 550 km (340 miles) south of Baghdad, March 28, 2008. At least 120 "enemy" fighters have been killed in a four-day-old Iraqi military operation against Shi'ite militias in the southern oil hub of Basra, a senior Iraqi commander said on Friday. REUTERS/Atef Hassan (IRAQ)

  #Misinformation


Comments:

#1 DMartyr 28-Mar-2008
You have such a great eye for this stuff, Brian!

But it is scary to know the press seems to lean towards the terrorists. All the horrible news we see now - imagine what it would be if the media was actually on our side!
#2 Kevin 29-Mar-2008
Just when I think I can't get more disgusted by Reuters, you keep pulling me back in! [for more disgust]
#3 captainfish 29-Mar-2008
Brian, you keep this up and I will lose all hope.

But then I do have a higher hope.
#4 Brian C. Ledbetter 29-Mar-2008
As DMartyr suggested above, things would definitely be a bit rosier if the press was responsible enough to at least [i]pretend[/i] to be impartial. I can't even begin to imagine what it'd be like if they took our side.

Nothing to be disgusted about, Kev. The employees at Reuters are only committing the anti-Westernism that they've been born and bred in for their entire lives.

And Cap'n, you're definitely right. I'm looking forward to the same hope that you are—May He guide us through the end, and beyond.

Respectfully,
Brian
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