BBC News uses ‘Iraq photo to illustrate Syrian massacre’
The BBC is facing criticism after it accidentally used a picture taken in Iraq in 2003 to illustrate the senseless massacre of children in Syria.
Photographer Marco di Lauro said he nearly “fell off his chair” when he saw the image being used, and said he was “astonished” at the failure of the corporation to check their sources.
The picture, which was actually taken on March 27, 2003, shows a young Iraqi child jumping over dozens of white body bags containing skeletons found in a desert south of Baghdad. …
Like NPR, the BBC used to be a fairly reliable, though sometimes censored source of information. Now they both carry blatant propaganda without question, as democracynow frequently does. One can only guess at the machinations behind the scenes, but I’m sure money changed hands. In any case, the mass murders in syria and iraq can both be laid at the doorstep of the white house, which has pursued the same foreign policies through 4 different administrations.