Iraqis Killing Babies? HBO Recycles 'Nayirah' PR Hoax

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) warns that "the fraudulent story of Iraqi soldiers throwing Kuwaiti babies out of incubators during the occupation of Kuwait in 1990 is depicted as if it were true in 'Live from Baghdad,' the HBO film premiering on the cable network this Saturday that purports to tell the story behind CNN's coverage of the Gulf War. HBO and CNN are both owned by the AOL Time Warner media conglomerate. ... In the film, the story is turned upside down, portrayed as a deft public relations move by the Iraqi government, who grant CNN access to Kuwait in a calculated attempt to discredit the rumors that their soldiers were pulling babies from incubators. ... 'Live from Baghdad' is a dramatization, not a documentary, but it is being presented by HBO as a 'behind-the-scenes true story' of the Gulf War and is being released at a crucial political moment." For the REAL true story of the 'Nayirah' baby killing PR scam, orchestrated by Hill & Knowlton, read How PR Sold the War in the Persian Gulf from our book Toxic Sludge Is Good For You.