Ed Driscoll

Can an Entire News Agency Wake Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed?

AP’s really not having a good day today. In addition to issuing new guidelines to their reporters that the Ground Zero Mosque isn’t…the Ground Zero Mosque, there’s this classic blame the victims headline, as spotted by another AP, Hot Air’s Allahpundit:

Lockerbie bomber fuels anger

just by staying alive

No really! (It’s screencapped here just in case they change it.) The body copy reads:

By TAREK EL-TABLAWY, Associated Press Writer Tarek El-tablawy, Associated Press Writer Wed Aug 18, 9:23 pm ET

CAIRO – A year after Scotland’s release of the terminally ill Lockerbie bomber caused an uproar, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi is still stirring outrage simply by surviving.

Loved ones of those killed in the 1988 jetliner bombing, who were told he would likely die within three months, feel betrayed. U.S. lawmakers are investigating whether oil giant BP pushed for his release from prison to get Libya’s oil and are assailing Scotland for freeing him.

Lockerbie is the wound that time can’t seem to heal for almost everyone involved in the case.

Oddly enough!

(Sorry, wrong news agency.)