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The blantantly false reports from the AP has forced the Iraqi's to create a media monitoring system to assure that false reports given by enemy stringers not be reported as actual news without verification. To catch up on the enemy propaganda being reported as "news" click here.
Brig. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf, spokesman for the ministry, said the purpose of the special monitoring unit was to find "fabricated and false news that hurts and gives the Iraqis a wrong picture that the security situation is very bad, when the facts are totally different."
He said offenders would be notified and asked to "correct these false reports on their main news programs. But if they do not change those lying, false stories, then we will seek legal action against them."
Khalaf explained the news monitoring unit at a weekly Ministry of Interior briefing. As an example, he cited coverage by The Associated Press of an attack Nov. 24 on a mosque in the Hurriyah district in northwest Baghdad.
The AP reported that six Sunni Muslims there were burned alive during the attack. The story quoted witnesses and police Capt. Jamil Hussein.
Khalaf said the ministry had no one on its staff by the name of Jamil Hussein.
The full and complete story as it began unfolding is at Flopping Aces and Michelle Malkin's site.
The liberals are having a hissy because our militaryAND the MOI insist that the truth be told rather than unverified rumor be reported as supposed news.
It’s a Bush administration dream come true, isn’t it? When free and independent journalists report news the government doesn’t like, public officials can drag the media into court. Iraqi officials are so worried about it, they felt compelled not just to have, say, libel laws, but to also create a “special monitoring unit.”
Thats from the Carpetbagger, I am sure you can find it if you look, I don't link to them.
So, they would rather false and fabricated reports come out that support their anti-war and anti-military ideology that to get the truth that might not. That sounds about right for the far left secular progressives.
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Enemy Propaganda From Our Media.
Putting the Brakes on the Media Spreading Propaganda.
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