Distorted Coverage of Giuliana Sgrena Shooting
Even though the fact that the car Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena was in was running through a checkpoint at high speed when she was shot has been out for hours, the headlines are still misportraying the incident:
- After surviving U.S. shooting, journalist arrives in irate Italy (USA Today)
- GIs wound just-freed Italian hostage (SF Chronicle)
- U.S. Forces Wound Freed Italian Hostage, Kill Officer (Bloomberg)
Apparently, the misperception is driving reality:
- Italian press shocked by shooting (BBC)
- Bush orders inquiry into US shooting of freed journalist (Sydney Morning Herald)
- US vows to probe hostage shooting (Scotsman)
Update (0858): The best one yet:
The. Reporter. Was. Not. Killed.
Update (1853): See “Questions in Giuliana Sgrena Shooting” for a follow-up.