Why have I not blogged about this latest MSM outrage until now? Simple. I would have been nothing more than another small voice in a very large chorus. But I feel the need to put in at least $.02 worth on it, so here it is...
I think I best summed up my thoughts on the matter on a PoliPundit thread in the middle of the night last night in response to a troll trying to defend the (indefensible) magazine:
Just how is this crap “newsworthy"?
It is sensationalistic, pure and simple!
If you know that by publishing a story (that is unverifiable by Newsweek’s own admission, BTW) that you could cause outbreaks of anti-American fervor worldwide among a group of people with a known propensity for violence and killing that take any insult to their religious beliefs as an attack on them personally and an excuse to gin up the masses, do you publish the f***ing story or do you stop and say, “Gee, maybe we ought to at least be absolutely 100% certain of this before we run with it, and even then, perhaps the consequences would be too grave.”
Or do you do like these asshats and just say “Great! A new Abu Ghraib type scandal! A chance to embarrass Bush and the military and sell lots of copy! Print it!”
It’s as simple as that!
(Spelling error corrected.)
If you want the goods on Newsweak's shameless debacle try some of these:
Lorie Byrd at PoliPundit
[Pay particular attention to any comments by the soldier and patriot known as Oak Leaf, he is an inspiration.]
Jayson Javitz at PoliPundit
[Jayson link is the same as the one I quoted myself from above.]
here; here and here with a round-up here.
The Anchoress has an e-mail with a soldier's perspective (hat-tip Kevin at Rathergate.com).
Little Green Footballs tears the MSM apologists a new one with a page from an al-Qaeda handbook (hat-tip Kevin at Rathergate.com).
The Moderate Voice offers a fantastic round-up (hat-tip Tom at Scared Monkeys).
And all of that but is a mere grain of sand on the blogosphere beachhead!