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To: wagglebee

Totally unacceptable.
At least that rag in Britain had the decency and integrity to fire the editor responsible for publishing fake photos of Iraqi women allegedly being raped by British soldiers.

The Globe is a cowardly disgrace.


13 posted on 05/14/2004 10:24:29 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

The editor of the Daily Mirror has resigned after admitting its alleged Iraqi abuse pictures had been "a hoax". Piers Morgan's decision came as the paper "apologised unreservedly" for printing the pictures. The editor, one of the best known faces in Fleet Street, had earlier brushed away growing pressure on him to quit.

The Queen's Lancashire Regiment, subject of the abuse allegations, had said the pictures were "utter and complete nonsense". Military figures for the regiment said the photos are fake and that the newspaper should apologise.

In a hard-hitting press conference at Fulwood Barracks, Preston, key figures for the regiment said the Daily Mirror had increased the danger faced by British troops serving in Iraq. Col. David Black, a former commanding officer of the QLR, said: "(They are) almost a recruiting poster for al Qaeda and every other terrorist organisation."

They did not call for the resignation of the Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan, but said the board of governors and shareholders should put pressure on the paper to cooperate fully with an ongoing inquiry.

The reputation of the regiment had been "unjustly sullied", they added. Brig Geoff Sheldon said: "It's time that the ego of one editor is measured against the life of the soldier.

Here's the thread:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1135624/posts


14 posted on 05/14/2004 10:29:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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