Friday, September 7, 2007

Fake al Qaeda tape would be news

Every time Osama bin Laden graces us with a new episode of his frothing insanity, the media pretend that his tape is a fake. Funny, though, they never are.

You'd think the media would learn this, but they would rather stick to the conventional narrative. Osama might be dead. Al Qaeda's capabilities might be too degraded to produce a tape. There might be less electricity in Pashtun Pakistan than in Baghdad (if only!).

How about putting the story in context in a way the remembers yesterday: Osama released a new tape. It says the following ridiculous Wahhabi drivel. The U.S. government is analyzing it to see what else they can learn.

Then, if it does turn out to be a fake, the media can report that.

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