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Monday, January 15, 2007

Reuter's Headline Writer

Someone needs to fire the guy/gal who writes the headlines for Reuters. Headline:
Islamists attack troops in Somali capital
but here's the story:
It was not clear who carried out the attack in a city where much of the population has guns, although suspicion will fall on Islamist remnants who have vowed guerrilla war.

As long as we're talking about the media, read Amir Taheri's take on the media today.
Last month, Iraq received the U.N.'s special environmental prize for reviving parts of the marshes drained by Saddam, thus saving one of the world's most precious ecological treasures. Almost no one in the media noticed.
Also last month, the Iraqi soccer squad reached the finals of the Asian Games - beating out Japan, China, South Korea and Iran. Again, few in the West noticed.