August 15, 2007

NOT JUST A MISLABELED PHOTO, but a deliberate deception? We’ve never seen that before . . . . “The picture seems to show common commercial 55-grain civilian ball ammunition patterned after the Vietnam-era M193. With this in mind, I’d state that this ammunition wasn’t even dropped by American forces, as they don’t carry such ammunition. This isn’t just a a photo that just shows ignorance. It appears to show a willful deception using civilian ammunition.” Regardless, it’s one that would never have gotten by had AFP’s photo editors possessed even a smidgen of knowledge or critical faculty, and cared about accuracy.

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