MNF-I has called BS on the media. Flopping Aces has the details of the latest such incident.
This pattern has become quite common since 2004. First it was the Koran-flushing incident. Then there were the claims of torture at Gitmo made by Senator Durbin - those didn't have any basis in fact, either. Then, there were the doctored photos bought by Reuters, and the discovery that Hezbollah was staging photos. Then Jemil Hussein, and an air strike that did not happen.
Can you see the pattern? And it gets worse. Editors of one magazine edited a story about the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment's efforts in Anbar because it made the American troops look "too heroic". No, that was not a misquote.
The media seems to have taken sides, and has deemed the military personnel fighting for the United States as the bad guys.