The L.A. Times finally printed a story about Omar and Mohammed of Iraq the Model. The story doesn’t focus exclusively on them, but discusses other Iraqi blogs as well — and, naturally, takes care to point out how far out of the mainstream of Iraqi opinion the Iraq the Model blog supposedly is.
But the [Iraq the Model] blog has also drawn sharp scrutiny for its unabashedly pro-U.S. stance, which places it in contrast to other Iraqi blogs and polls of Iraqi people. Some U.S. bloggers have even tagged the brothers “propagandists” — which they vehemently deny.
“At the beginning, they said, ‘You are not Iraqis living in Iraq. Now they say we are recruited by the CIA,” Omar lamented at a recent gathering at the Hollywood Hills home of U.S. blogger Roger L. Simon. “Maybe we are CIA agents and we don’t know,” his brother joked.
Funny: the anti-U.S. blogs are not described as having received any “sharp scrutiny.” Nor does this article provide any. Par for the course.