AP reports that kidnapped Italian journalist Enzo Baldoni has been murdered by his captors, who apparently mistook Silvio Berlusconi for Jose Zapatero.
An Arab television station said Friday it received a video showing the killing of Italian journalist Enzo Baldoni, who was kidnapped by militants who threatened to execute him if Italy did not withdraw troops from Iraq.
The video received by Al-Jazeera appeared to show Baldoni’s killing, but the station declined to broadcast the footage out of sensitivity to its viewers, said station spokesman Jihad Ballout.
Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi condemned the reported killing, but said Italian troops would remain in Iraq.
Am I the only one who thinks Al-Jazeera’s spokesman’s name is appropriate, considering his employer’s record of spreading propaganda masquerading as news?