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Saturday, January 21, 2006

All is Not What It Seems to Be

Remember all those stories about the Florida teen who traveled to Iraq to satisfy a requirement in his high school journalism class? Of course you do! It was all over the media.

Well, it turns out that his story is not what it was reported to be. There was no journalism class. He traveled with his parents' knowledge and assistance. His father has close connections with Islamist radicals. And while in the Middle East the teen made contact with Hiz'bullah.

Doug Hagmann at NIN is all over the story. Why, he wonders, did the MSM simply accept the boy and his parents' lies at face value? Why did nobody check the story out? I guess that's too much to expect from today's hotshot journalists.

Read it here.

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