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Chould Newsweek's source should be arrested?
My email to FoxNews Watch ^ | May 16, 2005 | Bob Hyneman

Posted on 05/16/2005 7:21:26 AM PDT by Bob Hyneman

Shouting "Koran Desecration" in a crowded Theater

Dear FoxNews Watch:

Newsweek's "apology" says that its information about flushing a Quran down a toilet came from "a knowledgeable U.S. government source." This is no different thatn shouting "fire" in a crowded theater resulting 16 dead and hundreds wounded. A government employee unnamed source, (knowingly or otherwise) spread anti-american proganda that resulted directly in numerous deaths and hospitalizations.

We should investigate to see if any laws were broken, and, at the very least, his/her identity should be revealed so neither the media nor the American troops ever trust this person again.

Bob Hyneman Long Island New York

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Background:

From Newsweek's "apology" http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7857154/site/newsweek/

Quote:

Two weeks ago, in our issue dated May 9, Michael Isikoff and John Barry reported in a brief item in our Periscope section that U.S. military investigators had found evidence that American guards at the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had committed infractions in trying to get terror suspects to talk, including in one case flushing a Qur'an down a toilet. Their information came from a knowledgeable U.S. government source . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; deceit; guantanamo; iraq; journalism; koran; koreandesecration; newsweek; newsweekliedppldied; quran; turass
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1 posted on 05/16/2005 7:21:27 AM PDT by Bob Hyneman
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To: Bob Hyneman

NewsWeek should be shut out of business!


2 posted on 05/16/2005 7:26:21 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: Bob Hyneman
Chould he? I dunno, mon.
3 posted on 05/16/2005 7:26:33 AM PDT by The_Victor (Doh!... stupid tagline)
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To: The_Victor

sorry. My Bad.

Obviously i meant "Should"


4 posted on 05/16/2005 7:30:02 AM PDT by Bob Hyneman
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To: Bob Hyneman

I think the mullahs that incited this event should be hung! Newsweek has been printing lies for a long time and you don't see people dying over what they print. But when it comes to muslims? Well cry me a fu%$@#!@en river. I say to hell with these Wahhabi a$$holes. It is their own people they are killing anyways!


5 posted on 05/16/2005 7:30:54 AM PDT by bubman
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To: Bob Hyneman

Newsweek circulation has been declining for years due to their leftist leanings, this will expedite their obsolesence.

But it could happen faster for my taste. I say that the families of those killed in Afghanistan should sue Newsweek for civil damages.


6 posted on 05/16/2005 7:30:58 AM PDT by wvobiwan (United Nations = World-wide Criminal Organization)
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To: Bob Hyneman

You can not arrest "a knowledgeable U.S. government source" if none exist. Katie Couric uses this same knowledgeable U.S. government source but she knows him as "some", as in "Some say that..."


7 posted on 05/16/2005 7:32:25 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: The_Victor

Rass, mon!


8 posted on 05/16/2005 7:33:11 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Bob Hyneman

Hard to say. I'm not quite sure the law has a remedy for this situation.


9 posted on 05/16/2005 7:35:10 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Remind Liberal Cowards Why America Freed Iraq: http://massgraves.info/)
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To: Bob Hyneman

I wonder if legalities are the reason behind Newsweak's tepid apology without a retraction. If they can maintain that they reasonably believed the "facts", then they can avoid culpability.


10 posted on 05/16/2005 7:35:53 AM PDT by The_Victor (Doh!... stupid tagline)
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To: Hatteras

In the book Journalistic Fraud, the author takes an entire chapter and shows how you can use turns of phrases such as "some, unnamed sources" and such to support just about any position you would want to, even/especially if the article is made up.


11 posted on 05/16/2005 7:38:01 AM PDT by timtoews5292004
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To: bubman

I have shared your sentiments all along. Yes, Newsweakling is full of crap and lies but it is these idiot muslims who are so unstable whacked out that they kill each other. They are responsible for their own actions.

I am not defending Newsweakling's anti-American propaganda, I think it's despicable. However, they are not responsible for the riots and killings. The rioting, killer Muslimes are responsible for that.


12 posted on 05/16/2005 7:40:16 AM PDT by MichiganCheese (Safety Tip: Don't put a kid with Superman jammies on the top bunk!)
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To: wvobiwan
I say that the families of those killed in Afghanistan should sue Newsweek for civil damages.

AND they should be prosecuted for negligent homicide! Isn't it manslaughter if your carelessness kills somebody? This is not just a civil matter, this is a crime.

13 posted on 05/16/2005 7:42:25 AM PDT by justanotherfreeper
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To: areafiftyone

The people responsible for this story at Newsweek -- the editors and the journalists should be arrested.


14 posted on 05/16/2005 7:42:38 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: MichiganCheese
However, they are not responsible for the riots and killings.

BUT if you manufacture a defective car and it kills people, you are liable for that. If it isn't simple negligence but something worse (say you knew it was defective but it was cheaper to make) you are criminally liable as well. Newsweek put out a story without adequately checking the facts. The story was defective and people got killed. Sue them and prosecute them, let's hold Newsweek to the same standards they hold all the "evil corporations" to.

15 posted on 05/16/2005 7:45:55 AM PDT by justanotherfreeper
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To: MichiganCheese
They are responsible for their own actions

Let's put it this way ... if Newsweek published a statement theat the muzzies flushed a Bible down a toilet, would there be rioting and murders here?  Of course not.

The 'Religion Of Peace"© needs to start being held accountable for this.  Will they be?  Nah, they can do anything they want and everyone understands.

16 posted on 05/16/2005 7:45:56 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: Bob Hyneman

I still like to know how you flush a book down a toilet. It would either have to be a very tiny book or very big toilet.


17 posted on 05/16/2005 7:46:45 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: MichiganCheese
However, they are not responsible for the riots and killings. The rioting, killer Muslimes are responsible for that.

Yes, they are. We've been at war with these people since 2001 and Newsweek knows how volitile they are. The fact that they published this, knowing the outcome, means they committed MURDER. They knew what the outcome would be, any moron knows.

18 posted on 05/16/2005 7:48:51 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Bob Hyneman

Seems like Newsweek shouted "fire" and the mullahs shouted "stampede the infidels."


19 posted on 05/16/2005 7:49:59 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Bob Hyneman
The author of this bogus story was Michael Isikoff, in collaboration with another Newsweek writer John Barry. Isikoff, if you remember, was the guy who first had the Monica Lewinsky story ... but Newsweek judged the story to slanderous and "Drudge" ended up soon after breaking the story. Interesting how Newsweek was so smug & self righteous when it came to sparing Clinton embarrassment (at least for a short period of time) but has no qualms whatsoever in publishing this bogus inflammatory article about the Koran.
20 posted on 05/16/2005 7:50:03 AM PDT by BluH2o
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