Friday, May 27, 2005

Why is Howard Kurtz lying?

Media: It's amusing to see the media still defending Newsweek and the Quran story by trying in a subtle way to change the original story using FBI documents the ACLU obtained.

Original periscope: "May 9 issue - 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. " Howard Kurtz(05/27/05): "Let's parse the wording. Newsweek erred by saying in its ill-fated Periscope item that a forthcoming military investigative report would cite an allegation of the Koran being flushed down a toilet at Guantanamo. That was wrong, and Newsweek's anonymous source backed off."

I know Newsweek and Washington Post are owned by the same company, but this is ridiculous.

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