Thursday, May 26, 2005

Gee, I Guess Newsweek Wasn't That Far Off...

Btw, the retraction they posted was for inaccurately ascribing the story of the flushed Koran to a document (Pentagon, I believe) based on one source only. That's bad journalism.

However, why did the Pentagon wait a week after the riots in Afghanistan to ascribe this to an article that had been out for said week? Hmmmm...

In any event, will Scott McClellan apologize? Doubtful. More importantly, is the problem that a news organization reported this story, albeit with a technical, but critical, mistake, or that the US is doing this, for three years running? Is anyone else upset that the government is telling the supposedly independent media what to write and what not to write? Is that the First Amendment?

No problems like this in Britain -- ironic, that, no? Maybe we should ask them back.

5 Thoughts:

Blogger Doug said...

A question for our Thornbloggian guests: Is this moral behavior?

Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

See this and this.

Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

And McClellan is backing off...given that the US-installed ex-CIA operative disavows of the role of the Newsweek article in the riots. Dig this.

Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Check this out, on more Koran desecrations.

Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:10:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

More data, from FOIA requests by the ACLU.

Thursday, May 26, 2005 1:34:00 PM  

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