A terrorist-sympathizing actress makes fools of AFP’s editors

Byline: | Category: Iraq, Media | Posted at: Wednesday, 15 August 2007

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“. . . two bullets which she says hit her house.”  (Say Uncle, have fun with that one.) 

Since the picture was so diligently fact-checked, I wonder what’s the truth behind the “slaughter” of 175 people mentioned in the caption?

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Mea CulpaAFP, not AP.  Corrected above.

UPDATED AGAIN:  Along those lines, Sarcastro identifies the root of AFP’s confusion:

Give them a break. They are from Agence French Presse.

Being French, they’ve never seen a bullet that has been fired.

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7 Responses to “A terrorist-sympathizing actress makes fools of AFP’s editors”

  1. sadcox Says:

    Maybe they were, uh, thrown at her house?

    Good find!

  2. SayUncle » Did they throw them? Says:

    […] Wow! […]

  3. Whoa. Are they kidding? « Squeaky Wheel Seeks Grease Says:

    […] Posted by Squeaky Wheel at August 15th, 2007 The AP posts photo of old woman holding up two UNFIRED rounds. […]

  4. Snowflakes in Hell » Blog Archive » Clueless Reporters Says:

    […] speechless. I’m surprised you can’t find at least one person in a newsroom that knows the bullet gets fired out of the cartridge when it’s shot. To me, this ought to be common knowledge. I think it is common knowledge. I’m having […]

  5. Murphy Says:

    Not thrown. Slingshots for the glory of Allah. Admit it, it’s something we would never think of.

  6. bob Says:

    Slingshots!!! How dangerous. Someone could put out an eye with one of those!

  7. Sarcastro Says:

    Give them a break. They are from Agence French Presse.

    Being French, they’ve never seen a bullet that has been fired.