Dafydd ab Hugh, blogging at Michelle Malkin’s must-visit blog, analyzes the various scenarios involving AP and their ace reporter Jamil. Of all his scenarios I suspect this is the one:

What does this mean? Basically, that anyone can call up an AP reporter in Iraq, claim to be a police captain with a story to tell… and that story — propaganda — will wind up in an AP war dispatch without the slightest checking. Rumor central — and a lovely example of the big-box media’s “multiple layers of editing” in action.