Sunday, May 15, 2005

Lie # 29 ???? - Newsweek flushes the truth.

By now, the entire world is aware of Newsweek's false story in which Newsweek relied on a false account of American soldiers flushing the Koran at Guantanamo. At least 15 people have died in the predictable Islamic riots that followed. Drudge has referred to the riots as the "Newsweek riots." Michelle Malkin summed it up best with her title - "Newsweek lied, people died." Additional commentary is found at Anchoress:
What is at work here - why is Newsweek deliberately pouring fuel onto a fire?

I suspect it has to do with a general desire to make life very difficult for a president they hate, and perhaps an overzealous mindset determined to give aid, comfort and support to a faction who would love to put together a GITMO/ABU GHRAIB = IMPEACHMENT meme and bring it into sharp focus. The best way to help a party into the White House is by thoroughly scandalizing and demonizing the other party, non?

Is that suspicion of mine unfair? Some will probably say yes, but after Rathergate, after watching the press completely ignore or try to discredit the Swift Boat Vets rather than ask their preferred candidate a SINGLE QUESTION concerning his military records, after watching the AP report that Republicans cheered Bill Clinton’s heart attack, I no longer feel like I’m being unfair to question with a highly skeptical eye, any motivations of the mainstream press.

One may ask, "did Newsweek intentionally lie?" The answer does not really matter. The "sources" were dubious from the beginning. Newsweek has no new information now that it could not have easily gotten before the story ran. I give Newsweek more credit than I give to CBS for the CBS handling of the Rathergate affair, but that is not saying much.

We can no longer give MSM/DNC the benefit of the doubt. After stories like this and this, we can no longer treat MSM/DNC as simply "holding different opinions" than we do. We know that terrorists openly support the Democrats. Is it wrong to expect MSM/DNC to reciprocate? I think that is what we are seeing. Whether MSM/DNC desires simply to help the next Democrat presidential candidate or undermine America's long term security, it makes no difference. MSM/DNC's conduct will harm the U.S. at every opportunity. We must expect it and learn to deal with it.

Michelle Malkin has the best summary of news and opinion on this story.

Click here for the rest of the MSM/DNC lies this year.

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