The Elusive AP Source

While I have been doing Christmas decorating and baking and shopping and wrapping, some bloggers have been doing some really excellent work. Michelle Malkin is one of those bloggers and she rounds up some of the best with her post on the search for “Capt. Jamil Hussein”. Be sure to read it all because she has a great rundown of the latest developments. I like the way she explained why this story is such a big deal.

AP’s defenders are flummoxed about why this “one story” matters so much in the larger context of violence in Iraq.

See-Dubya at Junkyard Blog has compiled a very valuable map of the wide variety of Baghdad locations from which “Captain Jamil Hussein” had reported incidents of violence to the AP. I asked him to add a few other significant markers and he sent a revised map along…

This is not just one story. It is at least 61. And all of these. And this big one. It is not about conservative bloggers ignoring the bona fide, grim realities on the ground. It is about the credibility, veracity, trustworthiness, and accountability of the world’s “essential global news network”–more important than ever in a time of war.

Curt has more, including an additional map, at Flopping Aces.

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