Monday, May 16, 2005

Why Do We Listen To These Guys Again?

Oops. Never mind, says Newsweek. (Or should that be Newsweak?)

That inflamatory report Newsweek stood behind, accusing US soldiers of desecrating the Koran? The one that sparked protests throughout the world and riots in Afghanistan that killed 16? Newsweek doesn't stand by it anymore.

Nice job, guys. I know that nothing guarantees a Pulitzer, fame, and international street cred like making the US look bad, but maybe you could do us all a favor and remember two things:
1. People outside of the US read what you print.
2. Just because a story looks good doesn't mean it's true.

Do something really crazy and try to hold yourselves to the same high standards you attempt to impose on everyone else.

Update:
Newsweek has officially retracted the story.

2 Comments:

At 12:35 PM, Blogger Nathan said...

It's interesting, there are clerics who are willing to declare a Jihad on the US for this event.

This is just another example of the extreme fascism of Islam. They want to kill people because a book was allegedly desecrated? Translated: "we worship inanimate objects, like books. don't mess with my book, man, or I'll kill you." How ridiculous!

I think we should hand over the Newsweek staff to the Jihadists to appease their insanity.

 
At 1:08 PM, Blogger j.m. said...

Nathan: I agree.

Tyler: Well put.

 

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