Newsweek has backed away from a story saying U.S. military interrogators at Gitmo desecrated a copy of the Koran. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7857154/site/newsweek/) Oops, sorry about that.
They're hedging their apology though. For openers, they haven't said the story was false -- they've merely said they didn't have sufficient proof that it was true.
Gee, I wonder why. Could it be because they only had a single source, who never offered any proof of the allegation? Once again, the rush to get a story first means getting a story wrong -- this time with tragic results.
Mind you, the story contributed to rioting in Muslim nations, resulting in more than a dozen deaths.
Who edited this story -- CBS?
Seems like Newsweek owes more than an "oops" here. Someone needs to be fired.