August 02, 2007

Wrong City, Wrong Province: No Problem


The police station was in Hibhib.

Hibhib is not Baghdad. Baquba (or Baqouba) , the next-closest large city, is also is not Baghdad. Both are in Diyala Province, more than 30 miles north-northeast of Baghdad.

So how, precisely, is this a Baghdad police station?

Those multiple layers of fact checkers strike again...

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 2, 2007 02:21 PM

Hibhib is 30 miles from the center of Baghdad. At least they got the "homicide bomber" part right.

Posted by: Bill Smith at August 2, 2007 02:39 PM

But they got the information from Jamil Hussein, so it must be right.

Posted by: Don Surber at August 2, 2007 03:25 PM

Go blogs! MSM has nothing on us! Except for satellite uplinks and helicopter coverage... But besides that, blogs rule!

Posted by: Yishai at August 2, 2007 03:52 PM

Um . . . you're aware that headline would have been written by Fox News and not the Associated Press, right?

You may have proved something here, but it's not what you intended....

Posted by: rusty t. at August 2, 2007 03:54 PM

The AP and are left biased cesspools.

Posted by: ME at August 2, 2007 04:05 PM

What, you mean you can't see Hibhib from the Al Rashid Hotel?

Posted by: Dusty at August 2, 2007 05:49 PM

Hey, if you think that's bad, Scott Thomas Beauchamp got the whole country wrong!

Posted by: Pablo at August 3, 2007 02:04 AM

I doubt if Blowchimp gets the spelling of his own name right more than once every ten tries or so ...

Posted by: Brian H at August 3, 2007 07:50 AM