Monday, May 16, 2005
Newsweek Lied, People Died!
Newsweek, caught with a guilty conscious, apologized for writing a false news story about U.S. interrogators in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who flushed a Quaran down the toilet as a means of intimidation.
"Editor Mark Whitaker said the magazine inaccurately reported that U.S. military investigators had confirmed that personnel at the detention facility in Cuba had flushed the Muslim holy book down the toilet."
The story has resulted in mass riots throughout Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Gaza, resulting in 16 deaths and over 100 injuries.
Once again, the Mass Media lied, People Died. I guess that should be the new chant of the Blogosphere. This is really, really sad. So sad it doesn't surprise me. I think whomever was responsible for writing that article and publishing it should resign in shame.
UPDATE: Yes, I was a little slow on this one. Michelle Malkin beat me to the punch with the Newsweek Lied People Died headline. Hat Tip to her!
posted by El Capitan at 7:27 AM