Sunday, May 15, 2005

Newsweek Admits It Made Mistake

Newsweek earlier this month stated that interrogators at Guantanamo put the Koran in the toilet. Now it admits that this statement was an error. Newsweek relied on one source, which supposedly has been reliable in the past. Of course, basic journalism requires at least two independent sources for a story.

As a result of the Newsweek story, riots have broken out across the Muslim world, 16 people have been killed, and several Muslim clerics have declared jihad on the U.S. It appears that Newsweek jumped too quickly to put a black mark on the Guantanamo interrogations. I do hope the Newsweek reporter and editor are fired for this huge and unforgiveable error.

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