BBC News uses ’Iraq photo to illustrate Syrian massacre’
Photographer Marco di Lauro said he nearly “fell off his chair” when he saw the image being used, and said he was “astonished” at the failure of the corporation to check their sources.
The picture, which was actually taken on March 27, 2003, shows a young Iraqi child jumping over dozens of white body bags containing skeletons found in a desert south of Baghdad.
It was posted on the BBC news website today under the heading “Syria massacre in Houla condemned as outrage grows”.
(Note : ça ne veut pas dire qu’il n’y a pas eu de massacre. Mais ça veut déjà dire que les critères journalistiques européens sont au plus bas et que « la bonne cause » semble excuser n’importe quoi.)