Sunday, May 15, 2005

Newsweek Lied. People Died.

Saw this noted by Jonah in The Corner, and Michelle Malkin is all over it.

First there is this report of US forces desecrating the Koran:

"Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has denounced alleged incidents of desecration of the Koran by soldiers at a U.S. terrorist detention center.
Angry protests about the Koran incidents that allegedly took place at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, broke out in a number of Muslim states last week. In Afghanistan alone, 14 people died and more than 100 were injured."

Too bad it wasn't true.

Newsweek's editor has today issued a 'note' apologizing for the error:

"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."

Can anyone even doubt the sh*tstorm that would ensue if FoxNews had done something like this?


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