Tuesday, September 23, 2003[posted by jaed at 1:32 PM]
Today's "oh for fuck's sake!" moment of the day
In the middle of a UPI story about the Iraqi Governing Council's temporary ban on al Jazeera and al Arabiya, I find this, dropped in insouciantly:
Subhy Haddad - the former head of the Iraqi News Agency as well as a long time contributor to Reuters and the BBC - said he had mixed feelings about the decision to stifle the two networks. [emphasis mine]Oh, I'll just bet he does. The head of Saddam's official news arm also reported for Reuters and the BBC? I google his name, and yes, so it seems. He is identified by the BBC as "a BBC reporter and resident of Baghdad". Christ on a pogo stick.
Cautious disclaimer: I was not able to find any Google mention of his alleged former position as head of the Iraqi News Agency. It could be a mistake in the story.