The old heave-ho
So, the Daily Mirror's editor has been sacked
at the behest of shareholders and escorted out of the Mirror's H.Q. for publishing fake photos of Iraqi torture victims. His employers said he had fallen victim to a "calculated and malicious hoax". But that doesn't negate the recognition that, contrary to the Geneva Convention or simple humanity, that torture has taken place. And maybe continues. An editor's wrongs do not make everything all right.
"Whatever the origins of the photos, none of the figures condemning them seem to dispute that torture is taking place. So the idea must be that the Iraqis would never have known we were torturing them if it wasn't in the newspapers."
I had hoped to link to this story
and others from The Independent as they occasionally take a similarly oblique view on current affairs. Unfortunately for impecunious me, there are substantial fees
to be paid. So much for the free press. So I resort to Znet
. Noam Chomsky and John Pilger fans can do the same.
Ah, the power of the Internet.