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Thursday, August 3, 2006
More NewsBusters Smears
Topic: NewsBusters

NewsBusters keeps up the drumbeat of smears against war photographers by accusing them of staging photos. The latest is Bob Owens, who in an Aug. 3 post claimed: "Most people viewing this photo, noticing the shattered toy perched precariously on shattered slabs, are even more convinced it was placed there by human hands, most logically the photographer's."

Evidence to back up this claim? Owens has none.

Makes you wonder, as we have previously, whether NewsBusters is less anti-bias and more anti-journalist.

UPDATE: Owens also blogs at Confederate Yankee, where this post was cross-posted. He's one of the main promulgators of the Qana conspiracy theory. We see that he has called John Murtha "America's most disgusting ex-Marine" -- then jumps further into conspiracy territory by suggesting that an AP report on the Haditha massacre was designed to "distract attention from the lawsuits against Murtha."

All of which suggests Owens' point of view is just a tad biased. Something NewsBusters might want to keep in mind before giving him its megaphone again.

Well, that and the fact that his little conspiracy theory keeps getting shot down.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:01 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, August 3, 2006 4:40 PM EDT

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