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Newsweek apologizes for getting Koran-Guantanamo Bay story wrong. (The Editor's Desk)
Newsweek ^ | 05/15/05 | The Editor's Desk

Posted on 05/15/2005 10:31:22 AM PDT by Pikamax

May 23 issue - Did a report in NEWSWEEK set off a wave of deadly anti-American riots in Afghanistan? That's what numerous news accounts suggested last week as angry Afghans took to the streets to protest reports, linked to us, that U.S. interrogators had desecrated the Qur'an while interrogating Muslim terror suspects. We were as alarmed as anyone to hear of the violence, which left at least 15 Afghans dead and scores injured. But I think it's important for the public to know exactly what we reported, why, and how subsequent events unfolded.

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To: Pikamax

Newsweek apologizes; Afghans want action

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201 posted on 05/15/2005 3:54:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative.)
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To: Corin Stormhands
Nice! You ought to post that all over the place!

Need some help? :o)

202 posted on 05/15/2005 3:56:17 PM PDT by andyandval
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To: Pikamax
The logical question must be asked: How many editions of the Koran would go down a toilet without clogging?

The concept is preposterous on its face.

203 posted on 05/15/2005 4:01:36 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The fourth estate is the fifth column.)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

'..the press consistently..publishes incorrect information...to damage Republicans....'

To damage Republicans, and specifically, Pres Bush. What have we come to, when our own media seems willing to harm our country and our soldiers simply to justify their own political positions??

And, when Christian missionaries and nuns and priest were killed or tortured, can anyone remember masses of Christians throughout the world rioting or intentionally killing innocent people?


204 posted on 05/15/2005 4:02:24 PM PDT by 4integrity (AJ)
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To: Carry_Okie

You have to realize, few Muslims have actually seen a toilet.


205 posted on 05/15/2005 4:04:14 PM PDT by thoughtomator (A government-funded artist is an incompetent whore)
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To: Pikamax

Another CBS , seems like the media is terrorist's friends .


206 posted on 05/15/2005 4:07:14 PM PDT by iso
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To: All
I hate to be a stick in the mud (okay, I'm lying... no I don't), but where is the good ol' conservative attitude of making rioters responsible for the riot and murderers responsible for the murder?

It's still the same principle, isn't it? How is saying Newsweek is responsible for the deaths any different from saying that video games incite violence?

207 posted on 05/15/2005 4:19:42 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Alouette

Worth Repeating:

Newsweek Lied, People Died.




Of course, we should also include:

CNN Lied (about Hussein's torturing), (more) People died

NY Times Lied (about Stalin's death camps), (more) People died

...

I think we can continue this list for all the MSM FRAUDcasters.
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208 posted on 05/15/2005 4:28:04 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Nita Nupress
Remember your Shakespeare? -- Who was the real villain in the play Othello -- Othello the murderer, or the man who egged him to do it, Iago?

Newsweek acting like Iago. They are complicit.

209 posted on 05/15/2005 4:28:12 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: the Real fifi
... they [Newsweek] are now responsible for more deaths than occurred at Gitmo and Abu Ghraib combined.

Very worth repeating.

210 posted on 05/15/2005 4:30:31 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: NormsRevenge
Headlines should read:

News-Tweaked Story Flushed

Hopper Hype a Hoax

Bogus Blame Incites Riots, US Mag Regrets

15 Dead, but Newsweek says it is Really Sorry


211 posted on 05/15/2005 4:31:39 PM PDT by kcar (The UNsucks.com)
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To: LdSentinal
The liberal media is just as big of a threat to the United States as Al-queda.

Boy - are you people hot today. This is another great one liner.

212 posted on 05/15/2005 4:39:42 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Arrowhead1952
There is no question that a vast majority of readers of this blog feel the American daily press is anti military in general and I agree with that assessment. What can be done to change the over liberal press corps to present a more unbiased viewpoint instead of always rushing to assume the worst of a situation instead of waiting to find out how a story plays out before publishing it??

Squire Eaton
213 posted on 05/15/2005 4:40:14 PM PDT by Squire Eaton (Squire Eaton)
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To: Trust but Verify
Islamists are not going to believe this retraction/apology. The horse is out of the barn.

The islamists could care less whether it actually happened or not. I'm sure they are extremely grateful to newsweak for handing them some much-needed ammo to stir up the hatred of their brain-dead mooslimb bretheren at our expense.

Everyone even remotely involved in this at newsweak should be fired immediately.
214 posted on 05/15/2005 4:40:23 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The theory of evolution is the great cosmogenic myth of the twentieth century - Michael Denton)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

No, sorry. I don't remember my Shakespeare because I slept through high school. I was a late bloomer. :-)


215 posted on 05/15/2005 4:45:47 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

But thanks for answering my question.


216 posted on 05/15/2005 4:46:25 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Nita Nupress
It's still the same principle, isn't it? How is saying Newsweek is responsible for the deaths any different from saying that video games incite violence?

Certainly the Islamists killing people bear primary responsibility, but I don't think that Newsweek can be absolved from blame - they knew what printing this would do, and *at best* didn't care if their claims were true or not.
217 posted on 05/15/2005 4:48:01 PM PDT by swilhelm73 (Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. --Lord Acton)
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To: Pikamax

Excuse me, but I have not seen an apology. Am I blind or what?


218 posted on 05/15/2005 4:49:12 PM PDT by Zechariah11
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To: Former Military Chick
Everyone, everywhere who would like to favor a Free Press ought to be horrified by these NEWSWEEK MURDERS.

I have definitely had it with these FRAUDcasters. With "Freedom of" comes "Responsibility for...". That is what I was taught, it is what I demand from my children, and it is implicit in the Constitution.

It is time to demand more than a simple apology from these FRAUDcasters.

Newsweek Lied. People Died.

219 posted on 05/15/2005 4:50:30 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Pikamax

If the little b*st*rds at Newsweak were really sorry they would liquidate their assets to pay the families of the innocents killed in the riots caused by their blatant abuse of the 1st Amendment. They would never again publish the rag that disgraces newsstands today.

Their reportage of an unconfirmed allegation has caused the deaths of nearly a dozen and a half people. There is grounds for criminal manslaughter charges here. If you yell 'fire' in a crowded theater when there is no fire, you are responsible for the resulting injury/death. Well, they yelled fire. They called the tune, the piper must now be paid.


220 posted on 05/15/2005 4:52:49 PM PDT by ex 98C MI Dude (Our legal system is in a PVS. Time to remove it from the public feeding trough.)
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To: hgro

How about Michael Isikoff and John Barry be forced into a public outdoor meeting with them over there. No military protection


221 posted on 05/15/2005 4:54:41 PM PDT by UpToHere
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To: Squire Eaton
What can be done to change the over liberal press corps to present a more unbiased viewpoint instead of always rushing to assume the worst of a situation instead of waiting to find out how a story plays out before publishing it??

You underestimate the problem.

If to tar President Bush America has to lose a war, the MSM is more then happy to do so - rememeber to the far Left the real enemies aren't terrorists and Baathists, but George Bush and conservatives.

So it isn't so much just a question of changing the perspective of members of the MSM, the problem is one of changing their goal from bringing down George Bush to covering the news.
222 posted on 05/15/2005 4:55:26 PM PDT by swilhelm73 (Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. --Lord Acton)
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To: Zechariah11

Thank you for your observation. I didn't see anything like an apology, either. Simply their standard "we possibly accidently misprinted some stuff that might not be completely true so don't write us any more notes letting us know about our teensy error - we're just human after all"


223 posted on 05/15/2005 4:55:47 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: weegee

I"d like to give those Newsweek bedwetters some ammunition, in the fullest sense of that transitory verb. Save a little for the ones at NPR and the New York Times too.


224 posted on 05/15/2005 4:55:56 PM PDT by MaryInSacto
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To: Pikamax
But we regret that we got any part of our story wrong, and extend our sympathies to victims of the violence and to the U.S. soldiers caught in its midst.

Apparently Newsweek didn't bother to consider the US military who might be "caught in the middle" before they rushed to print the bogus story, did they? Behold the Mainstream Media - America-hating to its very last breath...

225 posted on 05/15/2005 4:56:36 PM PDT by Libertina (If illegals don't have to obey US laws, NEITHER DO WE!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

"The islamists could care less whether it actually happened or not. I'm sure they are extremely grateful to newsweak for handing them some much-needed ammo to stir up the hatred of their brain-dead mooslimb bretheren at our expense."

True enough....but what has gone un-noticed on this thread is that HERE WE GO AGAIN....while Christianity is under assault from every quarter imaginable, WE ARE DEFERRING AGAIN TO THIS EVIL "RELIGION" CALLED ISLAM....


226 posted on 05/15/2005 4:58:49 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Pikamax

self ping


227 posted on 05/15/2005 4:59:04 PM PDT by Principled
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To: ex 98C MI Dude

Agreed. This is criminal manslaughter.

I hope someone so charges them, and the subsequent legal maneuvering is well advertised.


228 posted on 05/15/2005 4:59:19 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

The first magazine subscription I ever bought was Newsweek. After two years, I cancelled it. That was about 35 years ago. Since then I've seen probably five stories out of it.

I have no regrets.

As a news magazine, the Limbaugh Letter is better --- and that is definitely not a news magazine.


229 posted on 05/15/2005 5:04:10 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Pikamax

Mainstream media lies, people die.


230 posted on 05/15/2005 5:04:46 PM PDT by HTuttle
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To: Pikamax

If the rioters want to protest something, they should protest Newsweek's having even one correspondent in ANY Muslim country. They should demand every last one leave on the first thing smoking, and never return. That would give the America-haters at Newsweek a first-hand example of the magical, mythical power of "The Arab Street", and it would serve the dual purpose of alleviating true patriots of a thorn in the side.


231 posted on 05/15/2005 5:06:22 PM PDT by thelastvirgil (Help stamp out incumbent politicians: Public enemy number one.)
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To: robertpaulsen

Coming in late --- didn't read your original give and take, but I agree with you, apparently. This is an example of a story that ought not have been published. As I said in one of my posts in the last 20 or so minutes - with "Freedom of ..." comes "Responsibility for ..."

Newsweek ought to be charged with criminal charges of manslaughter for the NEWSWEEK MURDERS. They ought to be charged by the US military with treason and cleaving to the enemy in time of war.


232 posted on 05/15/2005 5:09:17 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: swilhelm73
they knew what printing this would do, and *at best* didn't care if their claims were true or not.

One could probably make the same claim about manufacturers of violent video games. :-)

233 posted on 05/15/2005 5:11:52 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Flightdeck
Why haven't I ever heard of Newsweek or the Times getting a story wrong in political favor of a Republican administration?

yet another great one liner... that can be extended to ALL the other FRAUDcasters, I believe.
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234 posted on 05/15/2005 5:12:22 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: thoughtomator
You have to realize, few Muslims have actually seen a toilet.

I had thought about that, but should have wrapped it into the comment.

235 posted on 05/15/2005 5:12:47 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The fourth estate is the fifth column.)
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To: Nita Nupress
#207..I don't remember you being this contrary??

Get with the program :^)

236 posted on 05/15/2005 5:17:04 PM PDT by Guenevere (Sola Gratia)
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To: Nita Nupress

How so? Doom, for example, is clearly marketed as a game - not the true tale of how evil demons are invading Earth and must be killed by an intrepid hero. Newsweek claims to be portraying the truth.


237 posted on 05/15/2005 5:19:14 PM PDT by swilhelm73 (Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. --Lord Acton)
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To: Nita Nupress

Say 10 times - I will think before I post!


238 posted on 05/15/2005 5:21:12 PM PDT by al_again
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To: MaryInSacto

I believe that it is time our government must make clear to the FRAUDcasters that if they don't start acting responsible in their reporting about this war, that we will start imposing wartime censorship.

With "Freedom of ... " comes "Responsibility for ...". If they can't figure out how to do it themselves, we're going to have to impose it on them.


239 posted on 05/15/2005 5:23:33 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Nita Nupress

How many times has a video game caused riots in the streets, resulting in death? Not a one. There have been a few cases of 'the game (or Twinkies) made me do it' defenses in murder trials, but not one has been credible. The cause of these riots is the Newsweek story (as the riots were not occurring prior to this on this issue, so this is a case of mass hysteria caused by unbelievably stupid reporting), now shown to be bogus. The rioters are calling for the death of those 'responsible' for the desecration of the Queer'an; desecration that didn't occur as reported. Granting that these rioters were seeking a reason to kill people, how does that exonerate the 'reporters' that didn't fact check a story that they knew would inflame passions of the Arab 'street'? It doesn't.


240 posted on 05/15/2005 5:30:14 PM PDT by ex 98C MI Dude (Our legal system is in a PVS. Time to remove it from the public feeding trough.)
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To: swilhelm73; Guenevere; al_again
How so? Doom, for example, is clearly marketed as a game - not the true tale of how evil demons are invading Earth and must be killed by an intrepid hero. Newsweek claims to be portraying the truth.

It's the principle. Don't think about the details -- look at the principle. Guns don't kill people; people kill people. That principle.

And just for the record, I think heads should roll at Newsweek. I'm just trying to get people to think. :-)

241 posted on 05/15/2005 5:31:41 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: AFPhys

hey, did I already ask you if you ever worked at Wright-Patt? I was there for two years a while back doing some engineering.


242 posted on 05/15/2005 5:32:58 PM PDT by Flightdeck
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To: ex 98C MI Dude
How many times has a video game caused riots in the streets, resulting in death?

See my previous post. And think much more abstractly. ;-)

243 posted on 05/15/2005 5:34:35 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Nita Nupress

Abstract thinking becomes more difficult as more beer is consumed. As it is 80 some degrees outside and hamburgers are on the grill here in Arizona, much beer has been consumed! ;-)


244 posted on 05/15/2005 5:41:26 PM PDT by ex 98C MI Dude (Our legal system is in a PVS. Time to remove it from the public feeding trough.)
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To: robertpaulsen; AppyPappy
"My response was that a stellar journalistic investigation of a true incident would have killed just as many. The point being: Would AppyPappy then laud such reporting?"

That's messed up.

You report the truth. The truth will always have consequences, that's part of life.

But if you report a lie that you made up or didn't bother to fact-check, then the consequences are on your head.

Yet you are trying to equate the two, as if telling the truth or a lie makes no difference if the outcome is the same.

That's a case of moral relativism gone wild.

245 posted on 05/15/2005 5:44:27 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
WHO was the SOURCE?

Yep, that's the big question.

246 posted on 05/15/2005 5:48:44 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Hillary's Chappaquiddick. Check it out at: www.Hillcap.org)
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To: Miss Marple

This piece is just a CYA piece. Does not sound very sincere -- just "Geez, we reported something and people died -- isn't that too bad"...


247 posted on 05/15/2005 5:57:25 PM PDT by topher (John 5:58 + Exodus 21:22 +Jer 1:5 + Gen 9:6 +John 14:6 + Rev 12:1-17)
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To: Pikamax; All; nobody
The Newsweek website says they are partnered with the Washington Post.

Sounds like Dan Rather's typewriter has found a new home...

248 posted on 05/15/2005 5:59:20 PM PDT by topher (John 5:58 + Exodus 21:22 +Jer 1:5 + Gen 9:6 +John 14:6 + Rev 12:1-17)
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To: ex 98C MI Dude

LOL! You enjoy your beer, then. I assure you, that's more important than answering my abstract cyber-questions. :-)


249 posted on 05/15/2005 6:05:06 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: prairiebreeze

Source?

They don't need no stinkin' sources! sarc.


250 posted on 05/15/2005 6:05:23 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Bless our Servicemen!)
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