Apr 5, 2006

War's harsh "reality" [LINK]

Forgot this one from yesterday:

Defending the press against charges of biased coverage in Iraq, Dave Greten says its role is to present "uncomfortable reality" rather than document mundane progress such as school openings. But as it turns out, the story he uses as an example of good coverage -- that of the 30 Iraqis found beheaded outside Baghdad -- did not occur. Somehow this unsubstantiated report made it into a New York Times headline last week.
Here's the NYT's original report, and here's the UPI follow-up.

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