Newsweek's Non-Apology Is A Farce And Its Refusal To Retract The Koran Story Is A Disgrace - Press Release - May 16, 2005 - Media Research Center

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement reacting to Newsweeks refusal to retract a false story that sparked riots15 dead, 100 injuredin several Muslim countries.

Newsweek is guilty of pushing a false story they knew was unconfirmed but wanted to believe was true, and this time the result was tragic. The Newsweek story is the same CBS/National Guard gotcha journalism story all over again, only this time with riots and deaths as the deeply regrettable consequences.

This is the painful legacy of news organizations whose anti-Bush agenda predisposes them to running negative stories they want to believe are true, even if they have no evidence of their veracity.

Newsweek is making a terrible story even worse by refusing to retract it, and telling the New York Times: We are not retracting anything. This is shades of Dan Rather and CBS continuing to tell the public their National Guard story was true until somebody disproved it.

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