Thursday, February 22, 2007

Misleading Headline Alert!

This is ridiculous:

Iraq war protests grow before Cheney's Australia trip

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Anti-Iraq war protesters briefly scuffled with police in Sydney on Thursday ahead of a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, underlining divisions within one of Washington's firmest allies over the unpopular war.

Wow! A scuffle! Must have been some protest, right?

A police spokeswoman said seven people were arrested when police barred up to 200 Stop the War Coalition protesters from marching through Australia's largest city, demanding Prime Minister John Howard pull troops out of Iraq.

200 people? In Australia's largest city? And the protests are growing? Where were they held last week, in the trunk of a frickin' Prius?

Now watch Reuters spin the other way:

Italy president in crisis talks after Prodi quits

Italy's president holds crisis talks with political leaders on Thursday to see if Romano Prodi, who resigned as prime minister after nine months in power, can still head a government or must be replaced.
Prodi, who won the narrowest election in Italy's post-war history last year, quit on Wednesday after he was defeated in the Senate on foreign policy -- a constant source of friction in his nine-party, Catholics-to-communists coalition

But wasn't Prodi a hardcore liberal - an anti-Iraq, pro-EU, pro-appeasemtn, anti-American candidate? What "foreign policy" issues was he smacked down over?
Beats me - 17 paragraphs follow the two I just reprinted, and none of them reveal a hint over what the divisions were....

What is Reuters hiding?

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