Saturday, May 14, 2005

Newsweek Lies, People Die!

We used this link in the post below (CBS hits Bottom...) in order to show the depravity of CBS News; now it seems that the rioting that have caused deaths worldwide may have been caused by a media ally's sloppy reporting. Newsweek/MSNBC reports

Investigators probing interrogation abuses at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay have confirmed some infractions alleged in internal FBI e-mails that surfaced late last year. Among the previously unreported cases, sources tell NEWSWEEK: interrogators, in an attempt to rattle suspects, flushed a Qur'an down a toilet and led a detainee around with a collar and dog leash

And much like the Reuters report I posted on yesterday (towards bottom), unnamed witness are quoted authoritatively, and "sources" with no reference are used exclusively. Roger Simon hits it :

Even the simple mind would like to know how you flush a Qur'an down a toilet? It doesn't take the late Johnny Cochran to see there is a problem here. ("If the Qur'an don't fit, you must acquit!") Of course, someone could have been doing this desecrating page by page, though it is unlikely, unless Guantanamo has some extraordinary plumbing, that he or she would have gotten very far.

Now personally, I'll take the word of a named source, one whom would lose his job if caught lying:

According to the Reuters article linked above, [Joint Chiefs General] Myers said "the only incident recorded in the prison logs was of a detainee tearing pages from a Quran and using them in an attempt to block a toilet as a protest, and even that incident, he said, was unconfirmed."

First CBS trying to recast a political debate by blatently pulling quotes out of context; now Newsweek causing riots in Afghanistan and in Uzbekistan with an unsourced story that upon even the most cursory glance appears extremely improbable?

Has the media gone from soft bias to outright treason? Have they joined al-Jazeera in their attempts to spread every anti-American falsehood possible, with the hope it might cause negative repercussions for the current administration? Is the slaughter of innocents the price of their pride?


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