Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Iraq Slogger proves to be more of the same

I had high hopes that the relatively new website coined Iraq Slogger would offer a new and refreshingly accurate picture of the Iraq war to compliment both Iraq the Model and Bill Roggio. Unfortunately it proved to be just the opposite as the reporting has been slanted, often inaccurate and a bit sophomoric in it's presentation.

An example, Slogger reported Najaf Protests: Show of Sadrist Strength

The Sadrist Nahrain Net website leads with coverage of the massive demonstration in Najaf marking the fourth anniversary of the fall of Saddam’s regime in response to an order by Shi’ite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr to demonstrate against the U.S. occupation and to redouble efforts to expel American forces from Iraq. [snip]

Other residents said that the government smuggled the aging cleric out of the city for fear that he would be attacked by Sadrist followers who were rallying in the hundreds of thousands in Najaf, while other senior clerics were placed under close protection.

We learn from MNF the real story: BAGHDAD — Citizens of Iraq assembled in Najaf Monday to conduct a demonstration against the U.S. presence in their country. Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for the protest on the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad, when Coalition forces toppled the Saddam Hussein regime. The number of participants that took part in the event ranged from 5,000 to 7,000, based on aerial photographs, said U.S. Army Col. Steven Boylan, a military spokesman with Multi-National Force-Iraq. During the era of Saddam Hussein the people could not voice their opinions or freely express how they felt about the government.

My recommendation would be to skip Iraq Slogger completely unless of course you don't feel your getting enough erroneous pro terrorist, anti American bias from the MSM.

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