Newsweek Lied; People Died

When Pres. Bush put together his coalition of twenty-nine nations to unseat the Butcher of Baghdad -- who had been thumbing his nose at seventeen U.N. resolutions over twelve years -- one of his many reasons for doing so had to do with a faulty piece of intelligence provided by the British. It didn't matter, of course, that Pres. Bush believed it to be true, the mantra of the Lunatic Left became "Bush lied; people died".

Now the shoe is squarely on the other foot. Newsweek magazine publishes a story alleging that American interrogators at Guantanamo Bay flushed copies of the Koran down the toilet without properly investigating the story first and Muslims in the Middle East go on a rampage, killing at least 16. So, where's the outrage? Newsweek lied; people died.

Oh, but they did print a retraction. Of sorts. Funny how A)"journalistic standards" apply to the blogosphere, but not the legacy media; and B)unlike Jason Blair at the New York Times, Michael Isikoff is not being forced to resign.

Not that there's any bias in the legacy media, though.

UPDATE: Apparently, what's sauce for the goose isn't sauce for the gander.


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