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View Diary: (Official Retraction) The Newsweek Backtrack: Did the Right Win a Game of Chicken? (315 comments)

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  •  Newsweek got it right... (none)
    ...according to Calgacus in Antiwar.com

    He (she?) cites additional sources.

    I think "they" got to Newsweek big time.

    Will "they" "get to us" one day?

    No way!

    Dailykos.com; an oasis of truth.

    by Shockwave on Sun May 15, 2005 at 11:45:57 PM PDT

    •  Oh Perlease... (none)
      Any Arab would rightly rate this as a) outrageous, and b) most likely and c) on the scale of 1-10 of outrageous insults heaped upon them that we all know about... about a 2.

      Like them, I would have been surprised if it hadn't happened. Schocked, I tell you! Why have we NOT been doing this? Lives are on the line aren't they?

      No. ..what with the leashes, the dogs, the electrocutions, the pyramids, the menstrual blood, the.... need I go on?

      Newweek are of course stuck. This is about their ratings from here on in.

      And they're screwed now with any rethug audience... either way. By running with this obviously true element in a story they were always going to cause a controversy - and one easily deniable by the jailkeepers in gitmo.

      Unless of course... they calculate that those seeing the retraction are going to assume they've been more-than-browbeaten, but they've put their marker as a more serious colour-piccy+words mag for the masses - as moderate rethugs begin to wake up... (he hopes).

      has anybody done a poll asking if these accounts are believeable?

      Who cares about newsweek anyhow. MSM is dead.

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