A note to right bloggers
Load up your shit and go put your money where your mouth is. If you're not going to fight the war you so desperately cheerlead for, the least you could do is get off your fat, stupid asses, crawl up from the darkness of Mommy's basement and comb the streets of Baghdad trying to prove your point instead of sitting around bitching about how the AP reporters are--you think--making things up and that the organization itself is trying to "cover it's [sic] tracks."
Also, learn how to use apostrophes.
If you could be bothered to actually use your fucking brains for a second, you'd realize that the Marine major many of you very appropriately memorialized over the past few days (though I'm sure, as a PAO, she's just another "staff puke" to Rush Limbaugh) was killed after dropping off a few journalists. It could have been just as likely the reporters she was traveling with could have been killed as well. It's a dangerous place and for you hothouse pansies to spit on the work those people are doing over there while sitting in the safety of your warm, stateside homes is simply despicable. You know nothing. You can only convince others like you that there may, possibly, just might be a slim, slim chance that something funny's going on here.
And your people cling to that reed of disbelief like suckling pigs stuck to the teat. You don't want the truth. You only want permission to not believe.
For the record, I applaud Michelle Malkin for taking up Eason Jordan's (admittedly self-serving) challenge and I'll point out that I offered to balance out his little party with some military journalism experience, but, not being one of the nation's most famous and beloved racists, he wouldn't bite.
So I put it to you: Either go or shut up. Check your facts with your ass on the line or, please, just sit silently in your little puddles of urine and leave the thinking to those of us who aren't too scared to remember what it means to be an American.
That is all. Thank you for your time.
Update: The scorecard so far
32: Number of journalists killed while covering the Iraq War in 2006 aloneEric Boehlert has more.
15: Number of journalist support staffers killed in Iraq in 2006 alone
0: Number of chickenhawk rightwing bloggers killed while pissing and moaning about war coverage since the war began
Update: Always rely on Power Liners to bring the stupid.
(I)t may be that there really is a police captain (named Jamil Hussein), who actually has witnessed and reported on dozens of violent episodes in all corners of Baghdad, but whom, for some reason, the AP has been unable to produce. That possibility still exists, but appears to be growing more remote.It is strange that the AP doesn't seem interested in dragging out an Iraqi source and shouting, "Dance, monkey!" while all their bureau reporters and staff circle up and clap rhythmically. I'm sure Hussein would then be welcome on many national television shows and, afterward, he could go home with some lovely green room gift baskets and a big target to stick on his family.