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Blogcritics On Newsweek, Koran, Flushing Sound

The latest mainstream media scandal flourishes as Newsweek retracts story alleging American Guantanamo Koran abuse – Michael Jackson nowhere in sight. Various views:

The Newsweek Debacle and Religious Ignorance
By now, everyone has heard about the Newsweek story that claimed that some of the U.S. interrogators at Gitmo flushed a Koran down the toilet in order to rattle their detainees. When this story broke internationally, there were anti-American riots…
Posted to Culture by Scott Stiegemeyer on May 21, 2005 05:23 PM

Friedman hits nail on head with Koran reaction
Thomas Friedman hit the nail on the head with his piece today in the New York Times. We are spending way too much time debating with ourselves, or playing defense, and way too little time actually looking Arab…
Posted to Politics by V. Ko on May 20, 2005 11:32 AM

Newsweek: Breach of journalism ethics, or government scapegoat?
Do you remember high school, when the popular and all-powerful jocks would make the lowly geeks do their dirty work?
Posted to Politics by Chelsea Lou on May 20, 2005 12:09 AM

Newsweek not responsible for Muslim pathology
Oh boy, was I ready to be mad at Newsweek. I’d heard that they’d gotten a bunch of people killed. Bad as I hate the pinko MSM, Rand knows I’m an easy sell. What had Newsweek done…
Posted to Politics by Al Barger on May 18, 2005 05:53 AM

Newsweek: Smoke and Heat on Guantanamo
As temperatures rise regarding the Newsweek story in which the magazine quoted an anonymous source describing the desecration of a copy of the Koran, the Bush administration appear divided over both the impact that the brief item had on riots…
Posted to Politics by Weldon Berger on May 18, 2005 02:56 AM

MSM Again Proves To Be An Easy Target
No offense to Terry Turner of the Watching Washington blog, but Ron Suskind, former Wall Street Journal reporter, is full of crap! For that matter, so are others in the MSM who think there is some…
Posted to Politics by David Flanagan on May 17, 2005 07:52 PM

On Dealing Seriously With Journalistic Fraud
In the light of KoranGate and the meme of “Fake but Plausible” we should take a moment to reflect on the story that blew the top on fraud in Journalism, RatherGate. Yes, that story where obviously forged documents…
Posted to Politics by John Bambenek on May 17, 2005 05:24 PM

Newsweek Kills People, Tells the World To Piss Off
The hubris, the absolute hubris of Newsweek over this… From Drudge: “Mike was told he would not be sacrificed, we are standing behind him 100%,” a top magazine source told the DRUDGE REPORT. “We do not, I repeat, do not…
Posted to Politics by John Bambenek on May 17, 2005 11:10 AM

Newsweek With its Hands in the Cookie Jar
Remember growing up and trusting the news? It didn’t matter if it was CNN or ABC, you knew that they did their best to check out the facts and report them accurately. Today, it seems like you can’t go a…
Posted to Politics by timeline on May 17, 2005 12:34 AM

Desperation Sets In – Fake but Plausible
Andrew Sullivan (who I am loathe to link to) has the fake but plausible accusation. The left is SO desperate to believe that George Bush is the devil and we are imperialist wackos they’ll grasp to any illusion…
Posted to Politics by John Bambenek on May 16, 2005 07:46 PM

KoranGate: What Did They Know and When Did They Know It?
I first got wind of the flushing Koran story at IIMPR when Naomi Klein was talking about strategic leaking and how torture is meant to cause fear and not effective at interrogation which is largely correct ( read more…
Posted to Politics by John Bambenek on May 16, 2005 06:47 PM

Newsweek Koran error acknowledged – black and white and bled all over
By Temple A. Stark, Casa Grande, Ariz. (See also this post by Pete Blackwell and following comments) People who don’t like “the media” seem immediately certain that there should be major fallout from the error. From a Reuters article, via Yahoo:…
Posted to Culture by Temple Stark on May 16, 2005 05:10 PM

Guantanamo Detainees: Terror War in the Toilet
With interrogation techniques under fire again, are we fighting to lose in the War on Terror?
Posted to Politics by Pete Blackwell on May 14, 2005 10:48 AM

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Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014.Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted.Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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