Flushed With Anger

I have had just about enough of this piling-on “Newsweek” for their story which reported that interrogators may have flushed a Koran. This lunacy has really gotten out of hand:

Afghanistan’s government said Tuesday that Newsweek should be held responsible for damages caused by deadly anti-American demonstrations after the magazine alleged U.S. desecration of the Quran, and it suggested that foreign forces may have helped turn protests violent. (– Pakistan: Newsweek retraction “not enough”)

Newsweek should be held responsible? I really hate to trot out the word “surreal”, but… So Newsweek ran with a story that contained allegations which had been published previously. For the sake of argument, let’s say they were true. So? At what point do we make the leap that rioting mobs are a valid response to getting a book wet?

2 Responses to “Flushed With Anger”

  1. Simon Says:

    I’ve lost faith that there is a single sane person left. It is the job of the press to report what goes on. To allow people to sue them for reporting something (provided it is true) seems crazy and makes it pointless having a press in the first place.

    I admit to having zero sympathy for religion, but surely it should be other aspects of prisoners treatment that merit riots, not the flushing away of their books. Should they chose to riot however, you certainly can’t blame the press.

  2. LHM Says:

    And here I thought I was the only one that didn’t smell Newsweek’s blood in the water and join the feeding frenzy.

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