Monday, December 22, 2014

The Independent doesn't just promote unethical behavior, it also apparently plagiarizes

Let's start with what idiots in the US media will soon be repeating. Al Bawaba carries a piece of trash 'report' from the UK's 'Independent' which is increasingly a piece of trash outlet:

The confessions of convicted terrorists are being broadcast on an Iraqi reality TV show in which they also face the relatives of victims.
'In the Grip of the Law' - produced by the state-run Al Iraqiya channel in cooperation with the Iraqi Ministry of Interior - is part of a concerted media effort to attack the Islamic extremist group Isis and garner public support for the Iraqi forces that were humiliated by Isis this summer.



This isn't new.

This has been going on all along.  This particular title of a program may be new but this nonsense started under Nouri al-Maliki.

I'm also not sure that Al Iraqiya can be considered "state-run" since it's Nouri's channel that he staffed with his own people -- and, boy, did they whine and whimper when he didn't get a second term.  They were among the stations hardest hit by Iraq getting a new prime minister.

We objected to this crap under Nouri and we object to it today.

It's not justice, it's not reality.

Iraq does not have a functioning legal system.

I'm not the first to make that observation, I won't be the last.

There is no reason in the world for this program to air.

It would not be "censorship" for Haider al-Abadi to do his damn job (even once) and kill this program.  There is no "right" to put people on TV.

And this program is about demonization and hatred -- both of which Iraq has more than enough of.

This program, prior to Haider becoming prime minister, has been objected to around the world.

This is just a reminder that the Independent is not about justice or reporting.

After all, they supported the Iraq War.

They continue to employ one of the biggest liars for the illegal war: John Rentoul.

Zachary Davies Boren is the little cupcake who typed the piece.

How does torture take place in this day and time?

Because of dumb ass 'reporters' like Boren.

Idiots who go 'cutesy' when they think they're funny or edgy.

They're nothing but trash and they dirty up the world around them.

There is no functioning legal system in Iraq.  To put prisoners on air is both abusive and unethical.  To 'report' on that as if it's cute, funny or acceptable is shameful.


My apologies to cupcake.

I forgot to call him a plagiarist as well.

I'm on the phone with a friend at the AP and they informed me that he's actually re-written Vivian Salam's AP report.  Shame on Vivian and my apologies for forgetting to include plagiarist to Boren's list of 'accomplishments.'

Arabian Business reports, "A US Navy helicopter has crashed during a training mission in Kuwait, injuring three crew members, the Bahrain-based Naval Forces Central Command said on Monday."  More 'success' in Barack's war -- I'm sure Susan Rice will find a way to insist that it was a success.

Bonnie reminds that Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Bros Before Tubbos" went up last night.

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