Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Furthering the Agenda, Part MMMCCLXVII

James Taranto busts two paragons of the journalistic community for their utter dishonesty.

The New York Times reports:
The Department of Defense has identified 3,825 American service members who have died since the start of the Iraq war. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans on Tuesday:

CAMACHO, Anamarie Sannicolas, 20, Seaman, Navy; Panama City, Fla.; Naval Support Activity.

GRESHAM, Genesia Mattril, 19, Seaman, Navy; Lithonia, Ga.; Naval Support Activity.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports
As of Tuesday, at least 3,836 members of the U.S. military had died in Iraq since the beginning of the war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The latest deaths reported by the military:

Camacho, Anamarie, S., 20, Navy Seaman, Panama City, Fla.

Gresham, Genesia, M., 19, Navy Seaman, Lithonia, Ga.
The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle do not mention this report, from the Gulf Daily News:
Anamarie Sannicolas Camacho, 20, and her colleague Genesia Mattril Gresham, 19, were shot dead at the Naval Support Activity Base, Juffair, at around 5am on October 22.

Their alleged killer, fellow serviceman Clarence Jackson, 20, is still clinging to life after apparently shooting himself in the head immediately after the murders.