It's all about credible witness
The hypocrisy of the 'liberal' media:
The BBC's Magic Quotes
On March 30th the Media Advocacy group, Medialens, issued a Media Alert – ‘But The Generals Love Napalm’. The alert questioned the failure of the BBC to investigate reports of US atrocities during their assault on the city of Falluja, specifically alleged evidence of war crimes.
BBC Director of News Helen Boaden, in her response, stated that it was vital that these reports are independently verified.
Too right Helen, the BBC can’t go round making unsubstantiated claims. Unless of course they liberally throw quotes and the word alleged into the article and then they can publish whatever they want. Oh and don’t forget the one liner at the end refuting the claims. Job done! Or is that damage done?