Thursday, March 02, 2006

CBN, your #1 source for Christian jingoist fake news

I occasionally TiVo the Christian Broadcasting Network's newscast, looking for little gems like Pat Robertson playing journalist and interviewing such notable lunatics as John Ashcroft. Last Thursday, they reported on the violence in Iraq following the bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra. Here's an excerpt:

It's hard to believe that just a few years ago, it seemed as if Iraqis were united, as the old régime toppled down. Last year, Iraqis from all backgrounds came together to agree on a constitution, and three times Iraqis went to the polls, participating in a democracy and free elections. Now, they're on the verge of civil war. — George Thomas, CBN News, 2006-02-23
Did the Iraqi people seem united two years ago or were they only united in their mistrust of the American invaders? Did they come together to agree on a constitution, or did one large segment of the population feel that the constitution was forced down their throats? It seems to me that two of the more populous governates voted by 97% and 82% against the new constitution. That's hardly what I'd call a resounding mandate. In fact, I'd say the only truth in the report I quoted is that Iraq is on the verge of civil war.

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