Sunday, March 12, 2006

MSM is MIA on 16 Year Old Who Toured Iraq!

Yes, the story is there, and there is a lot more to it than reported by the MSM who, in their usual fashion, do not fully investigate any story unless it involves Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/et al.

Recall the 16 year old Florida youth who "immersed" himself in a journalism class by flying off to the Middle East?

We never got the story....well, at least most of it.

Check out Newsbusters Tom Blumer as he gets the whole story! Also included are references to some additional stories by others, including a few small traditional media sources.

Islamic Charities; 1,000 faked IDs for Islamic folk; and much more involving the boy's father.....

Was the boy a courier? What motive drove the father in assisting the boy's trip and then feigning lack-of-knowledge.

Oh, and the boy's school has said both that the boy had no journalism class, and his father arranged for his absence.

Come on MSM....follow up with your checks and balances journo training and complete the story....Not that you need to now. The bloggers already have most of it...just Google "Dr. Redha Hassan".....its all there for anyone to see.

HT: Chaotic Synaptic Activity! a milblogger here in Tampa.