Media Use False Photo to Smear Marines on Haditha [Malkin Hat Tip]
Big Hat Tip to Michelle Malkin . . .
Various media around the world have been using this shocking photo to smear the US Marines in connection with the Haditha incident.
As Michelle Malkin has reported, the photo has nothing to do with US Marines: "The photo is of fishermen executed in a Haditha stadium by terrorists six months before the Nov. 19 incident under investigation by the US military."
That didn't stop the Times of London from running it on June 1st, alleging it was of the alleged Marine action in Haditha. The Times later apologized.
Nor did it stop Chicago Sun Times cartoonist Jack Higgins from using the photo as inspiration for this cartoon. The Sun Times later apologized.
And although the connection of US Marines with the scene depicted in the photo has now been thorougly debunked, that hasn't stopped Al-Jazeera Publishing from using it again today.