Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Newsweek Journalistic Standards

Newsweek on Monday retracted a story alleging interrogators at Guantanamo flushed the Koran down a toilet in front of detainees.

"Based on what we know now, we are retracting our original story that an internal military investigation had uncovered Koran abuse at Guantanamo Bay," editor Mark Whitaker (search) said in statement released Monday evening.
The only thing favorable I can say about this whole debacle is that Newsweek is coming out and admitting that they were wrong. Stonewalling does nobody any good, as Dan Rather and CBS can attest. Sixteen people died in Afghanistan during the riots sparked by the false claim of Koran-flushing. The people were egged on to riot, but the article gave the 'eggers' a spark to kindle the flames of hatred.

Let's move on from the MSM, and all join and read Pajamas Media.


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