Haditha Reporter Jailed by US
Sweetness & Light has an interesting look at the history of Reuters journalist Ali al-Mashhadani, responsible for some of the first reports on the Haditha incident, upon which he stumbled shortly after being released from five months in a US military prison. (And he was released today after another two week stay in military custody.)
Many of the descriptions and phrases from al-Mashhadani’s initial report are still being parroted in current wire stories. And in a curious coincidence, al-Mashhadani shares a surname with his main source.
UPDATE at 6/1/06 6:11:52 pm:
Allahpundit has more: Pushback: Marine Capt. James Kimber says he’s being scapegoated.