June 5, 2010

Can the AP Pass a 5th Grade Geography Test?

I ask this question because when I went to read this article about Iranian troops crossing the Iraqi border, I saw this...

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Yes you are correct, that caption does read:
Israeli soldiers, top, fire tear gas canisters to disperse Palestinian youths during an anti-Israeli...

Once you click on the picture you can read the rest of the caption which continues:
...demonstration in the West Bank village of Iraq Burin, near the city of Nablus, Saturday, June 5, 2010. Israeli forces seized Saturday the Gaza-bound 1,200-ton Rachel Corrie aid ship without meeting resistance, preventing it from breaking the Israeli maritime blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory days after a similar effort turned bloody.

So the AP runs a photo from 2005 about Israeli troops in the village of Burin to highlight/accompany an article about Iranian troops crossing the Iraqi border! Do they even realize that Iraq and Iran are no where near Israel?

My 5th grader has a better grasp of geography than they do!

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