Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Terrorists Murder Iraqi Woman MP, Reuters Writer Blames Iraqi Legislature

The news of terrorist gunmen murdering Iraqi member of parliament Lame'a Abed Khadawi comes with a heavy-handed editorial message from Reuters writer Michael Georgy Yahoo! News (Reuters) [emphasis added]:
By Michael Georgy

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen assassinated an Iraqi woman member of parliament Wednesday in a fresh shock to politicians whose failure to form a government three months after elections has allowed violence to thrive unchecked.
Blaming the Iraqi parliament for Khadawi's murder is beyond bizarre, but par for the course for Georgy one of the most blatantly biased western "reporters" in Iraq, now that Giuliana Sgrena is back in Italy.

A Google search for Georgy stories reveals that Georgy virtually always loads his reporting with anti-US editorializing; so much so that he is a favorite source for leftist and terrorist sympathizer websites: Counterpunch, Countercurrents, LA Indy Media,,

I was unable to find a single story by Georgy that could be considered as portraying the US or Coalition Forces in a good light. This is a clear indication that Georgy is deliberately slanting his stories, rather than simply reporting what's happening - unless, of course, you happen to be one of the loons who thinks that all US soldiers are evil robots controlled by Halliburton implants.

Here's how Georgy describes Fallujah, where American civilian contractors were brutally murdered, and their charred corpses hung from a bridge: "Fallujah, regarded as a place with an independent streak..."

If Reuters were an honest organization they would label Georgy's Fables as what they are, opinion pieces. If Reuters were a competent organization, Georgy would have been fired long ago. Instead, Reuters passes Georgy's rants off as news reporting.