Monday, May 16, 2005


The mainstream media meltdown continues:

Newsweek apologized yesterday for an inaccurate report on the treatment of detainees that triggered several days of rioting in Afghanistan and other countries in which at least 15 people died.

Editor Mark Whitaker said last night that "whatever facts we got wrong, we apologize for. I've expressed regret for the loss of life and the violence that put American troops in harm's way. I'm getting a lot of angry e-mail about that, and I understand it."

Although they would be the first to deny it, Newsweek's recent lack of basic journalistic integrity is most assuredly a result of an institutional liberal bias. Poorly investigated, anonymous, & single source stories never seem to go in favor of
America, the military, or the government, especially if it happens to be a Republican administration. (Remember, this is the same Michael Isikoff who sat on the Monica Lewinsky story for over a week, until Lucianne Goldberg & Drudge leaked it.)

Frankly, I'm tired of the 'Get Nixon' mentality of the press, especially given the instantaneous nature of today's information technology and in light of the current volatility in parts of the world. There is no place for shoddy, irresponsible journalism. Just report the news and stop twisting the facts to fit your agenda.

Leave your bias at the door.


cube said...

Some time this evening, Newsweek retracted their flushing book story...

Could it be that the pressure from the blogosphere is forcing these 'journalists' to be more honest?

God, I hope so.

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