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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?


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