Drive-by Media enthralled at Al Qaida Successor

by Sal on June 12, 2006

in Politics

Less than a week after the strike that killed Al Qaida leader in Iraq Abu musab al-Zarqawi, the Drive-by media is reporting that the terrorist organization has named his successor, Abu Hamza al-Muhajer.

The fact that the Drive-by media is lending credence to this “story” is despicable. The story is only there to try and take the focus off the victory that we won last week in killing Zarqawi. The news media is engaging in irresponsible journalism Consider:

  • No one has ever heard of this al-Muhajer character, and he does not appear on the U.S. list of known terrorists.
  • The news came from a web site. Anyone can post on a website.
  • Even according to the AP story “The authenticity of the statement could not be independently confirmed,” yet the headline of the article reads as if it were proven fact: “Terror group names al-Zarqawi’s successor.”

And how exactly does a terrorist group appoint a new successor? Was it according to U.N. voting rights guidelines? Should we send the U.N. voting rights observers in to determine if there was any voter fraud? Maybe there should be a recount. (The last comment was courtesy Mike…)

All-in-all, this “story” would normally not see the light of day with its lack of sourcing and confirmation in a legitimate news organization. But because it does damage to President Bush, the Drive-by media is happy to throw it out there.

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Ryan June 12, 2006 at 6:51 pm

They are getting REALLY transparent in their hatred of Bush and the mission. Of course it is important to know who may be replacing this guy, but their attitude about it: “See Dubya, see! Who cares about Zarqawi anyway if they can just replace him so fast? No big whoop.”


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