Monday, May 16, 2005

Newsweek Officially Retracts Quran Story

As many expected, Newsweek has officially retracted their story alleging soldiers at Guantanamo Bay flushed a copy of the Quran down a toilet.

Unfortunately, the damage has already been done. Lives have already been lost. Readers of Newsweek will now have to decide whether the magazine deserves its heavy readership. The pocket-book punishment is often the most potent retribution we Americans can wield against businesses that fail to live up to their responsibilities.

3 Comments:

At 11:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start now. End subscriptions. Tune out CBS, drop NYT, and the WP, and MSNBC using their links and relationships. In the rush to be first, FOX and Eternal Word Network announced the Pope was dead- in the rush to break the story Newsweek learned nothing from CBS. Nor will lots of the websites unless they do the hard work, not the borrowed work from others, and the hysteria of we can scoop, discredit, etc. Do not speak to the people of putting our trust in the media and critize the government about trustfrom your positions, including the ranters and ravers. This incident, with all the ones strung over the years now, raises serious questions about the vaunted reliability.

 
At 4:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newsweek finally retracts the story! We must be ashamed of ourselves. Here is a respectable media organisation, bucking under undue White House pressure. Why should Newsweek be made to falsify its story. It is one of the most widely read and objective news magazines in the world.Why should the US not set up an enquiry commission to go into the veracity of the reports of prisoner abuse and desecration of the Holy Qu'ran. After all the reports of such inhuman activities in the US base in Cuba is deeply disturbing and agonizing for the Islamic community. And truly humiliating for the US.

 
At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Corey said...

Here is a respectable media organisation, bucking under undue White House pressure. Why should Newsweek be made to falsify its story.

They weren't asked to falsify their story, they were asked how they prove their story. They were not able to do so, and that is why they came under pressure.

Frankly, I think that there is a good possiblity that the accusations are true, but without proof, you don't print it in a highly respected magazine such as newsweek.

 

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