Skip to comments.Newsweek apologizes for getting Koran-Guantanamo Bay story wrong. (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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I would be. The story, true or not, should never have been published.
On the "Atrocity" meter, the needle barely moves. But on the "Potential Harm To Innocents Abroad" meter, it's off the scale.
(I understand your logic)
You think this is just like all those Hollywood celebs who have a home made porno accidentally get out into the public as their career is fading or which brings them to stardom (Pamela Lee, Paris Hilton, etc). Oh no, how did that accidentally leak into the media?, as their face and name is all over TV, the tabloids and radio.
But how can Newsweek possibly profit from this? This will kill their reputation as a credible source for news. Look at CBS and their credibility and polls after the Rather ordeal. This ought to hurt Newsweek not benefit them twice since the readers buy this magazine to get what they believe to be accurate news.
I formally issue a "fatwah" on Newsweek and staff..
The Newsweek editors should get their heads flushed down the toilet..
Ever notice how their "journalism" only gets this shoddy when they are casting George Bush, Bible-based Christians, the military or America in a bad light? The rest of the time, they seem to understand that charges must be substantiated, documented and sourced. Funny how they "forget" that so predictably, so selectively.