Monday, October 17, 2005

A Tale Of Two Headlines...


Here's a tale of two headlines this morning. In the space of one hour, Yahoo's news ticker showed two different titles for the exact same story. They read this way:

ca. 7:00am pst...

Iraq: 70 Insurgents killed in U.S. Airstrikes

Refreshed ca. 8:00am pst...

Iraqis: 39 civilians killed in U.S. bombing

The details of the story never changed,
U.S. warplanes and helicopters bombed two western villages, killing an estimated 70 militants near a site where five American soldiers died in a weekend roadside blast, the military said Monday. Residents said at least 39 of the dead were civilians.
The Associated Press decided who they believed.

In a recent letter to his Al Qa'Ida associate in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Terrorist leader Ayman al-Zawahiri stated,
I say to you: that we are in a battle, and that more than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media. And that we are in a media battle in a race for the hearts and minds of our Umma.
Indeed! The Islamofascist butchers know who their friends are. And Western media has likewise chosen sides. Thank you AP and Yahoo for continuing to let us know that is not US...

... lest we forget who the enemy has become.

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