Saturday, August 07, 2004

Headless Man Fools Gormless Media

The webpages already have been replaced in most cases, but Google News lists some of the illustrious news organizations that reported the decapitation of an American by Islamic militants.

Web Site Shows the Decapitation of an American in Iraq
FOX News -- 3 hours ago

CAIRO, Egypt -- Video on an Islamic militant Web site shows the decapitation of an American in Iraq. According to information supplied ...

American Decapitated in Online Video
ABC News -- 3 hours ago
CAIRO, Egypt Aug. 7, 2004 -- An Islamic militant Web site showed video Saturday of an American man being beheaded seconds after ...
Web Site Shows Video of American in Iraq Beheaded
ABC News -- 4 hours ago
Aug. 7, 2004 -- DUBAI (Reuters) -- A group linked to al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has beheaded an American hostage in Iraq ...

In some cases, the story has led to the creation of new words:

American beheaded in online video
Chicago Sun Times, IL -- 1 hour ago
BY NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD ASSOCIATED PRESS. CAIRO, Egypt -- New video aired Saturday purportedly shows a San Francisco man being depacitated ...

Such a cruel trick to play on the media and the warbloggers. (Although the warfloggers should be spinning this as an another triumph of the Bush Administration right about now.)

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