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By Michelle Malkin  •  June 12, 2006 11:12 PM

***11am EDT 6/13 update: Mark Finkelstein e-mails that Al Jazeera Publishing has changed the photo***

On June 3, I called attention to a false photo in the Times of London that purported to show victims of Haditha slaughtered by US Marines. The photo was of fishermen executed in a Haditha stadium by terrorists six months before the Nov. 19 incident under investigation by the US military.

On June 6
, I called attention to the use of that same false photo by the Chicago Sun-Times.

On June 7, I reported that the Sun-Times had apologized.

But as I said of the London Times’ apology, “some smears aren’t so easy to take back–especially when the image is as searing and damning as the bloody image the Times wrongly attributed to our Marines. Despite the correction, the image has been burned into the public memory.”

Now, the false image has been used again. This appeared today on–surprise, surprise–the website of Al Jazeera Publishing (which is a Dubai company separate from the TV station):


“Shameless liars.” Look in the mirror, propagandists, and retract this bull.

When you click through to the article permalink, here’s the caption underneath the photo reprinted a second time:


Liars. Damnable liars.

Contact info:

Aljazeera Publishing

AJ Publishing
Sheikh Zayed Road,
PO Box 31303
United Arab Emirates

Tel (UK): +44 20 7504 8672
Fax: (UK): +44 870 762 5487

Email: dubai@aljazeerapublishing.com

Go here to add a comment to the website article. Hurry.

One last assignment:

Make sure feckless State Department apologists hear from you. Will they “engage in dialogue” with our “friends” in Dubai and defend our troops against the lie?

Main address:
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520

Main Switchboard:
1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay Service)

Hat tip: Ben Shapiro and Spiritbuilders


Update: Thanks to everyone who wrote, called, and e-mailed. The photo has been changed.

Reader Brian notes:

The caption has not changed. They have also posted at the end of the article the following:

Al Jazeera Magazine’s editorial team deeply regrets and apologizes for the previous mistake of publishing a wrong picture for this story.

Al Jazeera also removed most of the comments that appeared in the original
version of the article, many of which were highly critical of it and called AJ to
task for the fudged photos.

Bottom feeders.

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