My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Does Anybody Think This Was An Honest Mistake?

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 expressed regret over the item in the magazine's "Periscope" section, saying it was based on a confidential source -- a "senior U.S. government official" -- who now says he is not sure whether the story is true.

Big deal, right? A News magazine messes up the reporting on a sensitive issue, has to retract and apologize.

Except for that whole 15 dead thing.

For a pretty good deconstruction of this whole incident, see Powerline, and many others are starting to jump all over this story.

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