Skip to comments.AP runs to the Washington Post
Posted on 09/25/2006 4:58:51 PM PDT by gridlock
What do you do when you are a global news organization under fire for suppressing five-month-old news of the capture of one of your employees by American troops in a Ramadi apartment with an alleged al Qaeda leader and a weapons cache?
You run to a sympathetic news organization to help you whitewash the story and smear the U.S. military. Naturally.
On Saturday, the Washington Post op-ed page published a shameless CYA screed by Associated (with terrorists) Press president and chief executive Tom Curley on the Bilal Hussein case. The inanity begins with the very first paragraph of the piece titled "In Iraq, a Journalist in Limbo:"
Bilal Hussein, an Iraqi photographer who helped the Associated Press win a Pulitzer Prize last year, is now in his sixth month in a U.S. Army prison in Iraq. He doesn't understand why he's there, and neither do his AP colleagues.
Oh, sweet merciful crap.
Curley and his A(wt)P colleagues just can't understand why the military would want to hold a security detainee who was discovered by American troops in a Ramadi apartment with an alleged al Qaeda leader and a weapons cache, and who tested positive for explosives. Not that it will get through their very thick skulls, but let's repeat:
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(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...
You suppose that after he is convicted and sentenced to death by an Iraqi court they will still think this is such a great idea? I think the Iraqis are getting pretty tired of this stuff.
I'm sure glad the cuties are on our side.
Michelle does it again...
It is no surprise that news people are working with terrorists. I have suspicions that some American journalists are working with them also.
Eason Jordan was certainly working with the terrorists in Iraq. CNN wanted it that way so they could keep their bureau open.
It doesn't matter to me if the journalist it question is an American or a local. They should all be held by AP to the same standard. Unfortunately, AP seems all too ready to look the other way, as long as they get results.
Tom Curley became president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on June 1, 2003.
Curley was previously president and publisher of USA Today, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper. Since 1998 he was also senior vice president of the newspaper's owner, Gannett Co., Inc., publisher of 100 daily newspapers in the United States.
Curley was the original news staffer on the project that led to the creation of USA Today.
Why is it that these folks can't figure out which side they are on? On the one side you have the US military, that is trying to save that country and drag it back from chaos, and on the other side you have idiots who hack off heads for fun and shoot at children because they are watching a soccer game on TV without the Mullah's permission. And AP is standing in the middle, not able to figure out who is in the right.
Hussein, 35, is a native of Fallujah who began work for the AP in September 2004. He photographed events in Fallujah and Ramadi until he was detained on April 12 of this year.
Photos by AP photographer Bilal Hussein, an Iraqi citizen.
AP executives said the news cooperative's review of Hussein's work did not find anything to indicate inappropriate contact with insurgents, and any evidence against him should be brought to the Iraqi criminal justice system.
Almost as good as "sweet merciful crap". But not quite.
Many thanks for the ping!
I have no doubt. Makes one wonder why they were getting all upset about the US monitoring (legally, I might add) overseas communications.
Heck I think some Dems are working with them!
Scott Pelley of NBC spent time with A-Q terrorists shortly after the 2003 invasion and wrote a book about his experiences. Naturally he thinks he didn't do anything wrong. I personally feel Pelley should be prosecuted and thrown in prison for collaborating with the enemy.
That explains quite a lot, actually. USA (leftist) Toady is positioned in hotel rooms and airports across the country. The sweet merciful crap that newspaper publishes (think DeWayne Wickham) is absorbed by not-so-young skulls full of mush.
USA Toady is a large part of why our populace is so dumbed down and the polls are as they are.
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