Saturday, April 30, 2005

Lie # 25 - L.A. Times censors Reuters

The L.A. Times has edited a crucial portion of the Reuters dispatch regarding Guiliana Sgrena's car. According to Reuters news service:
CBS news has reported that a U.S. satellite had filmed the shooting and that it had been established the car carrying Calipari was traveling at more than 60 mph per hour [sic] as it approached the U.S. checkpoint in Baghdad.

The speed of the car is crucial in determining that the shooting by U.S. soldiers was justified. L.A. Times edits that crucial piece of information because . . . . well, for the same reason that the MSM/DNC does anything. H/T Patterico and LGF.

This lie is #25 on the list of MSM/DNC lies of 2005. As it turns out, the L.A. Times was the main perpretator of lies #6 and #22 on the same list earlier this year. [This list is not to be confused with the list of bias categories].

It is easier to catch the MSM/DNC in a lie when its members fail to get their story straight with each other. We know of the L.A. Times' lie because CBS and Reuters accidentally spilled the beans. It is very much like TV crime shows where the police place the suspects in different rooms so that they can contradict each other. Sometimes news happens so fast, the MSM/DNC cannot coordinate its story fast enough.

It is even more odd that CBS' later reports on the same story make the same omission. Well, it's not really odd. It would only be odd if the MSM/DNC were composed of real journalists instead of propagandists and shills.

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