Tuesday, January 02, 2007

It's official: the AP is making it up

A few months ago the AP used a source named "Jamil Hussein" to describe the brutal murder of six Iraqis. This story of Iraqis being burned alive could not be corroborated by a single other source. A quick search of the AP's former stories about Iraq began to turn up this "Jamil Hussein" as the lone source for a number of murder stories concerning Iraqi citizens.

It's now official, from the former head of CNN's news bureau: "Jamil Hussein" does not exist.

Don't count on the AP's quick response.

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