It appears that AP has stuck to it's guns on the Six Sunnis Burned Alive story:
"The attempt to question the existence of the known police officer who spoke to the AP is frankly ludicrous and hints at a certain level of desperation to dispute or suppress the facts of the incident in question."
(Translation: Pull hammer back-----aim-------and fire!)
"AP reporters who have been working in Iraq throughout the conflict learned of the mosque incident through witnesses and neighborhood residents and corroborated it with a named police spokesmen and also through hospital and morgue workers."
We have conducted a thorough review of the sourcing and reporting involved and plan to move a more detailed report about the entire incident soon, with greater detail provided by multiple eye witnesses. Several of those witnesses spoke to AP on the condition that their names would not be used because they fear reprisals.
The police captain cited in our story has long been known to the AP reporters and has been interviewed in his office and by telephone on several occasions during the past two years.
He is an officer at the police station in Yarmouk, with a record of reliability and truthfulness. His full name is Jamil Gholaiem Hussein.
The AP stands by its story." (AP International Editor John Daniszewski)
Michelle Malkin has some excellent coverage on this story here.
Powerline has a Meet John Daniszewski post up.
Mary Katharine Ham at Townhall has a great post up too.
I've been trying to get to Flopping Aces (who broke all this) all morning to no avail.
Major Update: Curt at Flopping Aces has a full update and more HERE