Bill Roggio reports
at Threatswatch of how the AP and al-Reuters got snookered (I'm being generous, here) by the bad guys and ran with a false story of an uprising in Ramadi, Iraq. It looks like the lamestream media swallowed al Qaida in Iraq's propaganda hook, line and sinker, and then dressed it up using old AP TV footage. In other words, they LIED. Even if you don't buy that they lied, they failed to perform, even perfunctorily, the most basic task of a news reporter--fact checking and confirmation by independent sources.
The same lamestream media are some of the same folks who have their panties in a knot about the US military planting truthful stories
in Iraqi newspapers in an effort to counteract al Quaida's lies. Their big complaint? It's propaganda! It doesn't conform to the standards of US journalism!
Can you spell H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y? I knew you could.
UPDATE: See Roger L. Simon's thoughts here.
UPDATE 2: Jeff Goldstein is on target with laser-like precision here.