You Say Peoples Gonna Get Third-Degree Burns? | Main | "Blogebrity:" A Hoax, of Sorts
May 25, 2005

Newsweek: Koran-Flush Story Fake But Possibly Accurate

Outrageous. Only for Arab/Muslim consumption, appearing on Al Jazeera TV Dan Klaidman, a Newsweek Washington Bureau editor, said Newsweek remains "neutral" as to the story's veracity.

A couple of weeks ago he claimed the story did not demonstrate any "institutional bias" at Newsweek.

But it is awfully strange. Here in America, the story is retracted and apologized for. For Al Jazeera's core demographic of America-hatin' lunatics, it might just be true after all.

When the hell did "it might be true" become the threshhold of evidence needed to run a story and stand by it?

A lot of things might be true. Hell, if we want to be as reckless as Newsweek, we might say it might be true that Vince Foster's body was moved after death in order to prevent the White House from becoming a crime scene.

Is this the standard? Might be true? If so, will the media use the might-be-true standard against the liberal polticians and causes they champion?


digg this
posted by Ace at 01:53 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Aetius451AD: "Last bout of food poisoning for me was Taco Bell. ..."

Zod: ">>429 419. I guess Zod got that because the sushi ..."

LASue: "432. I question eating at any fast food place that ..."

t-bird: "[i] Sorry Sarah.. we won't be intimidated.[/i]You ..."

Shep Smith: ""She should hand him a ball-gag and a selfie-stick ..."

Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power: "Pool spray? Sounds pretty gay if you ask me NTT ..."

Cuthbert the Witless: "422 >>I got very sick from the first Whatta ..."

Mr. Peebles: "I assumed Trump meant Gillibrand gave out politica ..."

publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear: ">>Ahhh, so it is a real term. I assumed it involve ..."

CharlieBrown'sDildo: "That ginger whore Wendy nearly killed me.[i]Posted ..."

Benji Carver : ""Laugh of the Day: Fauxcahontas accusing Trump of ..."

Harvey Weinstein: ""387 A pool spray is a brief photo opportunity, fo ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64