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[] FAIR ACTION ALERT: HBO Recycling Gulf War Hoax?,
Thursday, December 5, 2002

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 

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