Sunday, May 15, 2005

Newsweek: Another Mainstream Media Screw Up

Via Sykes Writes: a story on the Powerline blog about how Newsweek claimed that American soldiers at Guantanomo threw a copy of the Koran down the toilet in plain sight of Moslem prisoners.

Unfortunately, the sourcing on the story was very poor, and Newsweek has semi-retracted the story.

But it seems that Greg St. Arnold at The Smoking Room swallowed this story whole.

[Update: Newsweek has now come forth with a real retraction.]

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