Muhammad al-Asadi is in the slammer after he was arrested for printing the Danish cartoons in his paper the Yemen Observer. In sharp constrast, American weaseled out of doing the same by insisting they were standing on principle (really didn't want to piss off the head choppers) and might offend those with sensitive noses. Lawyers for the prosecution of Muhammad al-Asadi cite legal precedent from Muslim history when the prophet was insulted by a woman and then praised her killer. If it's ok for the you-know-who to chop heads then it's a case of don't worry be happy. Justice is be done. American editors have retreated behind their principles and refused to come out and join the fray. Dead Press walking only attacks easy targets under the guise of reporting as Rumsfeld pointed out yesterday.
"Interestingly, all of the exaggerations seem to be on one side. It isn't as though there simply have been a series of random errors on both sides of issues. On the contrary, the steady stream of errors all seem to be of a nature to inflame the situation and to give heart to the terrorists and to discourage those who hope for success in Iraq."
Instant outrage was expressed by a member of the Dead Press Walking with this 'you calling us thug enablers -thug enablers?'
Are you saying that this poll and that what you call the rush toward declaring civil war in Iraq, is that the result of intentional misreporting of the situation there? .... Well, do you believe that the media's been duped by the situation or doesn't understand it or what?
Rumsfeld is classic Monty Python ...nugh, nugh, wink, wink....heh, heh. Perfect
SEC. RUMSFELD: All I'm doing is reporting. I'm just reporting the facts. (Laughter.) The facts are as I've stated them.