Monday, May 16, 2005

Retraction, retraction, retraction: Gannon says "bring it on" ---Kos says "little pot calling big kettle ____"

Newsweek says "Based on what we know now, we are retracting our original story...."

Brent Bozell VS Bill Press on Hannity and Colmes, 9 PM. Bill Press even said that Newsweek made a serious mistake but they relied on faulty intelligence to write a magazine article, as did Mr Bush relying on faulty intelligence to taking us to WAR. Ahhhhh, I love Bill Press sometimes. Bozell wants us to burn down Newsweeks HQ in NY. He can do it. Go to jail. Oh, I gotta turn it off -- the grandstander is talking, Hannity, Inc.....bye bye (click!)

and now, Jeff Gannon and The Daily Kos:

Newsweek's Michael Isikoff, finally a retraction

Gannon appeals to reporter Michael Isikoff

May 16, 2005

Michael, Michael, Michael - call me
I feel badly for you Mr. Isikoff.
When you interviewed me about Gannongate, I found you to be genuine and respectful, interested in reporting the truth. But I think it's time for you to expose those at Newsweek who are pursuing an anti-Bush, anti-American agenda. It's destroying the credibility of American journalism and putting our troops at greater risk.You know how to contact me.

"Newsweek lied - people died!" Don't expect to hear anyone marching through the streets protesting the liberal magazine's erroneous report about a Q'uran being flushed down the toilet by interrogators at Guantanamo. Now that Newsweek has retracted the story, it won't be long until the Hard Left is criticizing it for caving in to the Rove media manipulation machine.I doubt if we'll get a quote from the liberals' "go-to-guy" on journalism, Edward Wasserman, but it sure would be enlightening if not downright entertaining. I wouldn't even expect a whitewash similar to the "investigation" into Rathergate....

(AND earlier to-day:) White House wants Newsweek retraction Members of the Bush administration are livid over the Newsweek story that touched off a wave of anti-American violence throughout the Muslim world. The magazine admitted that its story was wrong, but has yet to retract it. It's not surprising that there has been little in-depth reporting about this egregious episode or howls of protest from the journalism community. There was far more of a brouhaha over "The Question" that started Gannongate. STORY

Gannon has the right to say it. Oh, yes!

But, Newsweek has it's defenders of the detracting sort, if you get my meaning:

DailyKos knows where it stands:

Mon May 16th, 2005 at 12:41:22 PDT


The White House said on Monday an inaccurate Newsweek report based on an anonymous source had damaged the U.S. image overseas by claiming U.S. interrogators desecrated the Koran at Guantanamo Bay.

Yeah. And the actual quote is even better.

"It's puzzling that while Newsweek now acknowledges that they got the facts wrong, they refused to retract the story," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said. "I think there's a certain journalistic standard that should be met and in this instance it was not."

"The report has had serious consequences," McClellan said. "People have lost their lives. The image of the United States abroad has been damaged."


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