September 12, 2006

Newsflash: There's Violence in Iraq

Hatched by Dafydd

As part of the campaign by the antique media to demonstrate "the deteriorating situation in Iraq," which leads directly to "President Bush's plummeting poll ratings" and "the widespread expectation that Democrats will capture one or both houses of Congress in November," Associated Press sent out the following dire story:

Violence killed at least two dozen people across Iraq on Tuesday, including six who died when a car bomb blew up in western Baghdad.

The gist of the story is that, when AP toted up all the reports of killings they received on Tuesday, which is already over in that nation of 26.8 million people, it totaled 24. If this is the norm, then it works out to an annual homicide rate of 32.7 per 100,000... which is more than in the United States but less than Colombia and most other South and Central American countries.

I picture the AP Iraq editors sitting around misty eyed, reminiscing: "Remember the good old days, when we could rely upon a solid triple-digit death toll each and every day?"

What is the world coming to, when newsmen cannot even count upon Iraq, of all places, to yield actionable campaign material for the Left? Perhaps they should remember the stirring words of one of their own, William Randolph Hearst:

"You furnish the pictures, and I'll furnish the war."

AP and Reuters had better get cracking: so little time, so much staging to do!

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, September 12, 2006, at the time of 3:13 PM

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The following hissed in response by: Big D

No worries. Expect a spasm of violence on the eve of the U.S. election.

The above hissed in response by: Big D [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 12, 2006 5:40 PM

The following hissed in response by: yetanotherjohn

Let me remove a little dust from the photo and I can turn that 24 into 240 easy. And it will be a family that was killed to explain why they all look alike.

The above hissed in response by: yetanotherjohn [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 13, 2006 10:02 AM

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