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
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In 1955, a young black man was apparently lynched, or otherwise murdered, in the US after a story went around that he whistled at a white woman, or something like that. Obviously whistling is not a crime, and the blame for the murder lies with those who committed it.
I could also ask whether it's ironic that the press runs with stories like these after trashing the Bush administration for itself (allegedly) not being thorough enough in vetting stories about WMDs in Iraq.
But that was different!
WPO, who owns Newsweak, has plummeted 12% (and it's only 11:00 am here in the east) to $813 (??? WHO buys this stuff???).
The rats are jumping from this shipwreck as fast as they can.
The more I hear this half baked Newsweek apology, without story retraction, the more I think they should be charged for support of terrorism. They knew what the reaction would be and they went with this fake story anyway.
I just can't imagine how an outlet could be so irresponsible.
Or maybe I can . . .
Left Wing media hate for America, our military and our President has gone WAAAAAY over the line. It's getting to the point that ALL media reports have some false information in their stories all designed to make America and Conservatives and republicans and W look bad.
They gambled that: both the story with the damaging accusations, and then an "apology" would keep the fires burning.
It was a risk they were willing to take because: the end justifies the means in the minds of these "journalists" and their editors. "The Big Lie" theory was employed by Newsweek and is at work.
Their MO is to: First make America, our Administration and military look bad. Then, come up with a weak apology that still doesn't clear anything up, is not a retraction, but makes it looks like there was pressure put on them to "cover up," the story.
Both ways they show their intent to tear down America, arouse anti-war supporters, and give strength to our enemies. Nothing they say now will convince those who want to believe their lie. Words spoken/written cannot be retracted in a case like this. Any apology will hardly be accepted in our own country, let alone the Muslim world. This will never go away and will become the new mantra for killing infidels.
lol, I like those keywords.
I like that idea - it would give them a taste of their own medicine as I am sure they have supported the idea of a world court and its jurisdiction over America.
Bank of America is one of their biggest advertisers.
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"Newsweek did not spill their tea on the carpet"
Exactly, News-weak pissed on the United States Military. Apologies do not suffice for intentional malicious acts.
Keep the good work.
You know I'm sure a bunch of us are tired of these whiny assed muslims. They sound just like harry reid and the liberals. i wouldn't apologize to a single one of those illiterate barbarians over in the desert. their religious leaders must have taken classes on media manipulation and propaganda from rev. jackson and the libs in congress. if this country didn't have mercy we and russia woulda blasted everyone and split the world up by now.
/dumber than a small pile of rocks
How many more 911's has Newsweak just caused in their hatred for Bush?
"Their shoddy xxx journalism got people killed."
If it were true, I'd have no ax to grind. But since it was based on falsehood, that seems a little different, doesn't it? I think a congressional hearing is in order. If they were blatantly irresponsible, then they should be exposed in the most public way possible.
If Bibles were torn up by satanists, smeared with refuse, and plastered on a canvas, we'd just give the satanists tax money [note Bush's INCREASE of NEA funding]. To revere a God other than the 'Almighty Baby Killing Law' is alien in this nation.
But as for killing people over a book, well that is going too far as well. You make an excellent point. We didn't kill people in riots-- they did.
But now to counter your point, giving it some thought: Solomon once said that a slanderous tongue is more deadly than a thousand swords. Solomon hated slanerers. He believed in seeking them out and punishing them vigorously.
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