Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I hope if someone shoots at my place, they use the method these folks were using...

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. (Agence France-Presse)
Here's the photo and caption, captured from the Yahoo News page (in case the link disappears)

File this under "humour in the midst of tragedy". I'm not saying the woman is lying; the bullets could have hit her house. But they weren't fired at her house. They weren't fired at all.

1 comment:

Mike said...

The ironic part is that this is likely a screw up by the ignorant report, not the woman herself. I'm pretty sure she knows what a fired bullet looks like.

My guess is that she was showing the reporter the kind of bullets fired at her house and the ignorant reporter misquoted her or she knew the reporter was ignorant and suckered him.

Either way, the reporter is an idiot.