Be sure to check out this post at Patterico's Pontifications on the dishonest manipulation of the news in the Los Angeles Times.
We now know, thanks to satellite video, that the car in which Giuliana Sgrena and her ransomer tried to run a US military checkpoint in Baghdad last month was, as our troops said, speeding.
But when the Times published its report on the disagreement between the US and Italian governments regarding their joint investigation of the incident, they took a Reuters wire service piece and cut it up to suit their own agenda ---inexplicably cutting the reference to the satellite video, which definitively proves that Sgrena's car was speeding.
As Patterico says:
Times editors removed the fact that there is proof, in the form of satellite footage, supporting the U.S. version of the event.Let's see what excuse the editors offer up, if any.
There is no excuse for the L.A. Times story not reporting this information.