Did you read COL Mansoors comments (see the links block)? If so you read how he observed that the press can't tell you much about what is going on in Baghdad because they won't leave the confines of their safe hotels.
Seems to me this Reuters headline sort of confirms what the Colonel said.
Blasts in Baghdad Likely to Be Controlled Explosions
Likely? Would we settle for such reporting if the head line was
"LSU likely beat Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl"
No...we wouldn't. We'd say the reporters aren't doing their jobs.
Here too...in Baghdad...we can make the case the reporters aren't doing their jobs.
And treat all we read from them with the level of suspicion they deserve.