Patrick Quinn is on a roll

Evidently AP writer Patrick Quinn cannot help himself. Portia posted earlier that no doubt Quinn would be asked to write Zarqawi's epitaph; this latest article is not only a retool of his previous article, but written without any verifiable evidence. But nowadays that's acceptable journalism.

'Witnesses' who come forward against the U.S. military obviously makes journalists such as Quinn slaver.

The man, who lived near the scene of the bombing, claimed in an interview with AP Television News to have seen U.S. soldiers beating an injured man resembling al-Zarqawi until blood flowed from the man's nose.

Does this even sound plausible?

But Ahmed told AP Television News that a bearded man was still alive and was lying next to an irrigation canal. He claimed that U.S. troops wrapped a traditional Arab robe, known as a dishdasha, over the bearded man's head and beat him. His account could not be independently verified.

AP ceases to be newsworthy with accounts such as this; instead becoming a mere gossip rag on the par of the Enquirer. "Have you heard the latest?...I can't be 100% sure but enquiring minds want to know."

Posted by Mutti at June 10, 2006 07:57 AM | TrackBack

And if they did beat up Zarqawi....this is a problem for people?

Posted by: Portia at June 10, 2006 08:21 AM