More fake outrage on the right
They've been going after the report by the AP about the Sunnis burned alive at a mosque in Baghdad.
Conservatives wrote a Navy PAO about it, who wrote an e-mail telling the AP to prove, retract or correct the story, because "the primary source of this story, police Capt. Jamil Hussein, is not a Baghdad police officer or an (Ministry of Interior) employee." Where did they get the PAO get that information? Well he asked the MOI about it himself and they said, Nope, no one by that name on our payroll.
The AP said that, yep, they'd checked the story with the original source and other witnesses and the AP's International Editor said, in the end, that the questioning of a source known well to the reporter was "ludicrous."
Here comes the bad ending for the righties. Allahpundit, one of their own, caught the fact that Central Command has a list of unverified and/or bogus government spokespeople and that on the list is the name of the MOI's own spokesman.
What we seem to have here is a failure to communicate covered in a rich, creamy right-wing-bullshit sauce.
Update: More on this from Bob Geiger.