The only outlet to ask any serious questions was Australian TV news which according to one viewer gave, "credibility to the 'conspiracy theorists' who have long claimed many terrorist acts in Iraq are, in fact, being initiated and carried out by US, British and Israeli forces."
That is untrue. I would have watched the same report.
The report was simple and to the point. 2 poms were caught in plain clothes by Iraqi coppers. There was NO "inference" given either way by the media other than the basic facts.