Kudos to Flopping Aces
CENTCOM is demanding the retraction of an AP story that six men were burned after being dragged by militias from a mosque, after AP source "Police" Capt. Jamil Hussein turned out not be a policeman, says Hot Air. The story was originally broken by Flopping Aces who showed the AP had used this fake policeman as a source over and over again over an extended period of time.
Some news outlets are now going to officially refer to Iraq as a Civil War. Two questions. Does that mean the Sunni insurgency "loses" seeing as they succeeded in rousing the majority of Iraq's population against them in addition to getting beat up by the US military? Or do they, by "magical realism", get to claim victory over America, even after America is called upon to save their a..? Second, to what extent does the news media claim credit for stoking the official Civil War with their fake stories? Sorry. Wrong questions.