Friday, March 04, 2005

Italian Commies Already Trying to Make Propaganda Out of Sgrena Release/Attack

The editor of the communist Italian "newspaper" that employs allegedly abducted "journalist" Giuliana Sgrena is already making inflammatory statements about the attack, which occurred as Sgrena was being escorted to Baghdad Airport. According to the news.telegraph (UK) the Red editor has this to say:
Gabriele Polo, the editor of Il Manifesto newspaper, said: "This news which should have be a moment of celebration, has been ruined by this fire fight."

He added: "An Italian agent has been killed by an American bullet. A tragic demonstration which we never wanted that everything that's happening in Iraq is completely senseless and mad."
Before we get into "senseless and mad", Gabriele, how about releasing one scintilla of evidence that your "reporter" was actually abducted, and wasn't in collusion with the insurgents who supposedly kidnapped her.

It's getting a little suspicious that so many leftist propagandists are getting themselves "abducted" in Iraq, then being released with no ransom paid or concessions made. First there was Scott Taylor, the Canadian whose own government won't confirm details of his "ordeal", because they have no evidence to back up his claims. The story does seem to be keeping Taylor popular on the lunatic fringe lecture circuit, however.

And how is it that Florence Aubenas singles out a disgraced French politician to make her dramatic videotaped English? How is it that the group that supposedly holds her is still unidentified.

It's time for the mainstream media to start asking some hard questions instead of simply accepting these stories at face value. If the tales were coming from the right you can bet they'd face some tough scrutiny.