Reuters Revises History

Increasingly, Reuters’ wacky leftism is just about beyond belief. Here is how Reuters tells the story of U.S. involvement in Somalia:
“A Somali gunman drives past a destroyed house in the streets of Mogadishu, September 24, 2003. The house is one among hundreds that was destroyed during fighting between rival Somali factions after the overthrow of dictator Mohammed Siad Barre in 1991. U.S. forces gunned down thousands of civilians including women and children in a failed hunt for a renegade clan leader, and then were withdrawn by an alarmed U.S. administration after one particularly tough battle horrified U.S. public opinion.”
There you have it. American troops just went in and started slaughtering women and children for no apparent reason. And the dragging of U.S. servicemen’s bodies through the streets was a “particularly tough battle.” Yes, that’s just how I remember it.
We are living in a very weird era, in which the mainstream news services don’t even pretend to report the news factually, but rather make it up as they go along in service of a radical ideology held by only a small percentage of their readers. This would seem to be a losing business strategy, but they are undeterred. It appears that Reuters, the Associated Press and UPI will have to go out of business and be replaced by real news services, rather than propaganda outlets. But why they should choose this fate is hard to understand.


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