Friday, 14 May 2004

In what is almost certainly an example of wartime propaganda, Al-Jazeera's website has an article that questions the authenticity of the recent American prisoner beheading video.

The implied conspiracy theory (which is not to comment on its veracity) is a pretty good one, if a little obvious, but the fact that they quote bloggers as the source is more interesting to me. I would be surprised if "coalition" news outlets would do the same, despite probably a comparable appetite for propaganda. Also, notably, Al-Jazeera fail to follow the first rule of blogging: acknowledge the source. It used to be a rule for journalism, too...

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