I suppose I should talk about this a bit. Anybody remember the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah War? All wars are to one degree or another fought in the media. In 2006, AP chose sides. The chose Hezbollah and did pretty much everything they could to improve their position in public opinion. Bloggers were quick to note several instances of bias in the AP’s coverage, significantly that AP stringers were submitting photography that had been Photo-shopped to show great clouds of smoke rising above Beruit and similar coverage intended to portray Isreal as engaging in wanton destruction. When these journalistic lapses in integrity were pointed out, AP resisted correction as much as possible, then tossed a few stringers under the bus and declared the issue over.
But if the US Army releases a photo of General Dunwoody, the first female 4-star general, that has had a background of a US Flag added, well, that means the AP can no longer trust any content from the US Army at all. Because of the journalistic integrity, of course.
Go over to Ace’s to read the whole story. And tell Drew I said thanks.