Monday, May 17, 2004

IT SHOULD BE A CRIME

I must have missed it. Or maybe no one thinks it's news. I didn't hear this from US sources over the weekend.

Remember the photos of the Brits who supposedly abused Iraqis? Remember the British Army saying they had to be fakes because the weapons and uniforms in the photos weren't issued to troops in Iraq?

They were right.

I don't have a problem with TV shows that dramatize crimes. Some of them are pretty good. And there is no doubt that (like the American prison guards) there were probably some Brits who were abusive of their prisoners. But for a news organization to use fake photos should be a crime. At least a misdemeanor.

If these sleazeballs did 30 days in jail, maybe this kind of crap would end. This doesn't qualify as the expression of a free press.


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