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April 15, 2005

Major Lapse at Reuters

On Aug. 31, 2004, two Hamas terrorists simultaneously detonated their bombs on separate buses in Beersheva, killing 16 and wounding 100. Almost all of those killed were women; one was a 3-year-old boy.

(Incidentally, less than a week after this bombing the Associated Press served as a platform for a senior Hamas official to say: "Women and children are not a target for Hamas.")

Due to some unimaginable slip-up at media giant Reuters, its news report of that incident was dispatched again today, as if it happened last Tuesday. (hat tip: Toni)

UPDATE: The above link no longer works. It seems someone discovered the snafu.

UPDATE II: Mark from Auterrific mentions that Indy Media Watch found a screenshot of the Reuters story here.

Posted by GI at April 15, 2005 09:00 AM