Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The Lies of Jimmy Massey

Over a month ago, Ron Harris of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch exposed the the falseness of the alleged atrocities Jimmy Massey claimed were committed by him and his fellow Marines.

Massey falsely claimed that:
*Marines fired on and killed peaceful Iraqi protesters.

*Americans shot a 4-year-old Iraqi girl in the head.

*A tractor-trailer was filled with the bodies of civilian men, women and children killed by American artillery.

*His unit deliberately gunned down people who were civilians.

The MSM widely reported these things as truth without any fact-checking or other attempts at verification. However, as Harris showed, Massey's claims were completely untrue and without any evidence in their support.

Now, finally, the Associated Press has admitted it aided in the spreading of the anti-war veteran's outrageous lies and rumors.

It's about time. Don't you think?

Credits to Michelle Malkin, who has the roundup of links, and offers the latest developments in the "Massey's Lies" story.