Skip to comments.Chould Newsweek's source should be arrested?
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
From Newsweek's "apology" http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7857154/site/newsweek/
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 . . .
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NewsWeek should be shut out of business!
sorry. My Bad.
Obviously i meant "Should"
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!
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.
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..."
Hard to say. I'm not quite sure the law has a remedy for this situation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The people responsible for this story at Newsweek -- the editors and the journalists should be arrested.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seems like Newsweek shouted "fire" and the mullahs shouted "stampede the infidels."
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