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November 21, 2007

US: "Convincing and Irrefutable" Case Against Bilal Hussein

That's the killer quote, but I don't see any specifics. Though I do believe them -- this guy seems dirty as hell.

A minor point: The AP will undoubtedly say it's forced to go to bat for Hussein because it owes him some loyalty, he being an employee. But notice that that vaunted claim of journalistic neutrality has gone right out the window-- they are strong partisans in this case, calling it, among other things, a "sham."

It is interesting to whom the media decides it shall demonstrate loyalty and bias and those to whom it will not. AP is, I suppose, a global operation and not really any longer truly a US company, but I have little doubt that US media companies would similarly take the side of their own dirty terrorist employees, while piously instructing us that they must never take a position in favor of the US, even as against Al Qaeda.

Here, AP actually is showing the opposite bias, championing someone who is almost certainly AQ-connected over the American military, which is a far more honest broker than Bilal Hussein. Or AP itself.


UPDATE [Dave in Texas]: AP spins heartwarming "A Look at Bilal Hussein" story.


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