The UnAustralian

Friday, August 08, 2003
Bias at the BBC

The ever alert Tim Blair spots this piece of BBC spin:

US forces in Iraq have discovered dozens of Iraqi fighter aircraft buried in the desert, US officials have said.

A Pentagon official told the Associated Press news agency that several MiG-25s and Su-25 attack planes were found hidden at al-Taqqadum air base west of Baghdad.

The planes were unearthed by teams hunting for alleged weapons of mass destruction.

The word "alleged" was bolded by Tim.

No comment is needed about the quality of Tim's detective work.
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