Monday, May 16, 2005

HeadyGooBalls Enters a Debate and Subsequently Wins

@ HeadyGooBalls we make concerted and well-postured attemtps to drag obscure stories into deeper obscurity (see above), but today I wish to tackle a few issues that have all but run their course in both the blogosphere and the MSM.

1) A note on the Newsweek scandal (?) that has caused more than a few cases of carpal tunnel syndrome in anxious bloggers. It is hard to tell whether Isikoff and Newsweek have made a legit effort to retract the story or not, so I am not going to touch it until an official stance has been taken. Either way, I find it strange that the liberal blogs defend the magazine while the wingnutosphere calls for an end to magazines. I thought the only thing the left and right agreed upon was that the media was bias? Liberals should not defend reporting if it is false, what part of the agenda does an action like this support? With that being said, it should also be noted that Newsweek is not the only publication that should take heat, and maybe it shouldn't take any heat at all, alright?

WIth a crafty little Lexis-Nexis search of Keywords: KORAN, GAUNTANAMO, DEFACED a resourceful blogger (like me) might come across a Philadelphia Inquirer article from Jan. 20 titled "Lawyer Alleges Abuse of 12 at Guantanamo." From the article:

SOme detainees complained of religious humiliation, saying guards had defaced their copies of the Koran and, in one case, had thrown it in a toilet, said Kristine Huskey, who interviewed clients late last month. Others said that pills were hidden in their food and that people came to their cells claiming to be their attorneys, to gain information.

TO Malkin who touts a few hundred times that "Newsweek lied, People died," I suggest a new apothegm: "The Philadelphia Inquirer is liar and the Middle East was set on fire."

Earlier in the post when I did this - "1)" - it must have seemed like there was going to be a - "2)" - somewhere further down. There is not, you shouldn't jump to conclusions. I will finish my thoughts later if I have the time (read: attention span).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scandals like this, and the CBS news mess up, really piss me off because they further the misconception that the media is left-wing biased...what bullshit!


10:36 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Blog Directory Add Your Blog