Shiny New Bullets Fired into Iraqi Home
Michael Demmons , Ace, Blackfive, Michelle Malkin, Richard at Hyscience and others reported yesterday on an APF photo that bore the caption, “An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City. At least 175 people were slaughtered on Tuesday and more than 200 wounded when four suicide truck bombs targeted people from an ancient religious sect in northern Iraq, officials said.”
The problem, of course, is that these shiny new rounds have obviously not been fired, much less into a house.
Interestingly, the original story from Yahoo is gone without explanation but it was easy to find several variants of the photo via the magic of Google. I found the version above Yahoo and Breitbart has another.
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that a credulous young reporter wouldn’t know a spent round from a new one but, surely, someone along the chain should have noticed that, no? It rather detracts from the woman’s credibility, after all.