Bad Bad Newsweek


People all over the world die, and the reputation of the United States is tarnished. And what bullet proof reporting caused this.Good ol Newsweek.  This is Newsweek’s Editor Mark Whitaker explaining the quality of the fact checking over the Newsweek lie about the US Military burning Korans.

Their information came from a knowledgeable U.S. government source, and before deciding whether to publish it we approached two separate Defense Department officials for comment. One declined to give us a response; the other challenged another aspect of the story but did not dispute the Qur’an charge.

So a huge international incident was created over NEWSWEEKS failure to do proper fact checking. He did not dispute the charge is much much different than he verified the charge was accurate. I think that Isikoff and Barry should sent over to the areas that are rebelling and see the results of their work. Maybe personal interviews with the families that lost loved ones because they rushed a story.

Here is the other whitewash article Newsweek did. Yes, we were wrong, but it is not that bad…

Notice how the emphasis is that we may have made a mistake, but look at how evil the United States is? It makes me wonder at what level is the contempt for the country held in these newsrooms? I mean, we all know they dislike Bush, but to create an international incident over a lie just to hurt the Bush White House. It disgusts me.

But what do I know, I am just a blogger.

Here is what other bloggers are saying:

Posted May 15, 2005 by
General | 5 comments

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    5 Responses to “Bad Bad Newsweek”

    1. 1754BLOG.COM » Blog Archive » SUNDAY POSTS on May 15th, 2005 4:47 pm

      [...] should be locked up for stupidity…Ted Kennedy I’m looking in your direction.. ScaredMonkeys has a helluva roundup on the reaction to Newsweek’s downright irresponsible and [...]

    2. The Moderate Voice on May 15th, 2005 7:57 pm

      Newsweek Retracts Riot-Sparking Koran Story

      Newsweek has now basically said “Never mind!” in what is essentially a retraction of a report claiming that interrogators at Guantanamo Bay had desecrated the holy Koran — a …

    3. Dave Lucas on May 15th, 2005 11:23 pm

      Fabricated, plagiarized reporting has NO PLACE in the Mainstream Media. Thanks for being the WILD CARD, Newsweek!
      At least BLOGGERS strive to be accurate and credible. At least. What happened at NEWSWEEK is inexcusable.

    4. Red on May 16th, 2005 11:06 am

      What do they say about us bloggers? Don’t check our facts, huh?

    5. Mr. Right on May 16th, 2005 4:52 pm


      Newsweak Channels Emily Litella: “What? Oh. Nevermind!”

      Put a fork in another liberal MSM outlet. They’re done. Finished. Doomed. They could save a lot of time and effort by just turning out the lights and locking the door. There is nothing they can do or say that will ever get their reputation out of the sewer, where they have joined CBS News, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times at the absolute bottom of the sludge….

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