Too Good To Check

It’s bad enough when the mainstream media runs blatantly false stories without fact-checking their sources (I’m looking at you Dan Rather). But, for the media to run a blatantly false story without even using the slightest bit of common sense…that is just downright despicable.

But, why should the AFP, or Yahoo News, actually use common sense before running something like this:

Caption: An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City. At least 175 people were slaughtered on Tuesday and more than 200 wounded when four suicide truck bombs targeted people from an ancient religious sect in northern Iraq, officials said.(AFP/Wissam al-Okaili)

Notice anything odd about this picture? I’ll make it easy for you. Look at this part of the caption:

An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house...

Now, look at the picture again. Last time I checked, bullets which have been fired from a gun don’t come out with their casings completely intact.

Moreover, bullets which have slammed into the sides of houses don’t make it through the ordeal still shiny and new!

Those bullets have never even been fired, much less hit anything! Unless, of course, our troops threw them at this woman.

I guess this story was just too good to check.


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