Epic Nation

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Newsweek Lied, People Died!

Even Thomas has written a piece for Newsweek that basically says the whole story about a copy of the Koran being flushed down a toilet was a crock of dung:

While various released detainees have made allegations about Qur'an desecration, the Pentagon has, according to DiRita, found no credible evidence to support them. [...] How did NEWSWEEK get its facts wrong? And how did the story feed into serious international unrest?

Cause they jumped on a crappy lead with no real evidence and ran with hoping to sell a few more magazines at the expense of human life! Are there any journalists working for Newsweek who can explain the concept of fact checking to them?

Don't give Newsweek a break because of Thomas' piece either. The passage above represents all of the admission of wrong doing, the rest of the article is a longwinded explanation on how it came to be that Newsweek screwed the pooch so bad on this story:

Given all that has been reported about the treatment of detainees—including allegations that a female interrogator pretended to wipe her own menstrual blood on one prisoner—the reports of Qur'an desecration seemed shocking but not incredible.

Blah blah blah... Thomas goes on for another 1,000 words or so following this same flawed arguments. It's the typical justification from a liberal; "it's not the evidence that matters, but the severity of the charge." Even the events Thomas cites to justify his believing in this story aren't even fact. Thomas says it himself that they are "allegations" and "reported" treatment. Maybe the writers over at Newsweek should stop reading their own press. The leftists in the media have bought their own pack of lies, and now live in the fantasy world they created.

Hey Evan, journalists writing bogus stories that get people killed and endanger many more is also pretty damn shocking, and completely credible! But I have a feeling this is the very beginning of this scandal. Rather may have lied through his teeth, but no one died because of it. But this Newsweek piece lead to riots and death.

Let me borrow one of the favorite jingles of the left: NEWSWEEK LIED, PEOPLE DIED!

I dont know how I missed this little gem:

A U.S. military spokesman, Army Col. Brad Blackner, dismissed the claims as unbelievable. "If you read the Al Qaeda training manual, they are trained to make allegations against the infidels," he said.

Hmm... makes you wonder where exactly guys like Evan Thomas attended journalism school.


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