Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Good News from Iraq (from Reuters -- Believe it Or Not!)

The thumbnail on the left is a link to a Reuters photo I found on Yahoo News. It is remarkable in that it is from Reuters and, as far as I can see, it is presents "Good News from Iraq" albeit in a rather small portion.

Even the caption is largely positive:

A U.S. soldier hands out crayons and coloring books to Iraqi children in Baghdad July 5, 2005. According to military officials, soldiers often go out on missions to talk with the people who live in the sectors they patrol. The soldiers say they are simultaneously reaching out to the local populace and scouting for anti-Iraqi forces. (Namir Noor-Eldeen/Reuters)

Since I complain often about the wire services, and especially about Reuters, it seems only fair to credit them for the occasional item of which I approve. And today, at least for a few seconds, their lead photo was an example of balance.

No comments: