Monday, May 16, 2005

Liberal Bias Causes Deaths...

...in Afghanistan.

Do you know the Newsweek article that claimed that copies of the Qur'an had been flushed down a toilet at Guantanamo Bay? The same report that sparked anti-American riots in Afghanistan that killed 15 people and caused over 120 injuries?

Well...

"In this week’s edition the magazine backtracks. “We regret that we got any part of our story wrong and extend our sympathies to victims of the violence and to the US soldiers caught in its midst,” Mark Whitaker, the Editor, wrote in an editorial.

The report last week said that the claims about the Koran, which previously had been aired by other news organizations, would be validated by an inquiry report into the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. It was based on conversations with a senior American official who said that he had seen mention of the Koran incident in the report.

However, on checking with the source since publication, Newsweek said that the official no longer could be sure that they had remembered correctly.

When told of Newsweek’s new stance, Lawrence DiRita, the Pentagon spokesman, raged: “People are dead because of what this son of a bitch said.” (source)


ALa! This had nothing to do with liberal bias! How can you say that --and to go so far as to say it caused deaths! OMG! How dare you!

I dare. You people have been on a witch hunt for wrong-doing at Guantanamo Bay ever since Abu Garib! I DON'T GET IT... Why the preoccupation with terrorist rights? Why the care and compassion for those who would remove your head from above your neck without a second thought? I am at a loss -truly...

A Newsweek Bureau Chief appeared on CNN to talk about the erroneous reporting and subsequent chain of events. He was non-repentant about the deaths and claimed that Muslims rioted because they are against America and Britain’s War on Terror...

"People are dying. They are burning American flags. Our forces are in danger," Pentagon spokesman Larry DiRita told CNN.

Nah...no liberal bias in the MSM... We can all "Go home and get a nice quiet sleep"...

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