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Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Seperated At Birth?

The Times reports that
“A POWERFUL committee of MPs is expected to question Piers Morgan, the Editor of the Daily Mirror, over the authenticity of pictures depicting alleged abuse of an Iraqi prisoner that military commanders last night insisted were “fake.”…..

Adam Ingram, the Armed Forces Minister, warned MPs in the Commons that the lives of British soldiers had been put at risk by what might turn out to be unfounded allegations of abuse of Iraqi civilians. “
Meanwhile the British licence payer is forced to fund more of the same-
“BBC News has signed a newsgathering exchange agreement with Qatar-based TV news channel al-Jazeera, granting reciprocal access to material.”

Apparently
" This is a bilateral deal which has formalised arrangements between the BBC and al-Jazeera. "
Well at least the BBC has come clean about its middle eastern reporting over the last few years. Ta

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