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  •  Lying troll (none)
    At least get your facts straight.

    Veteran reporter Michael Isikoff relied on a well-placed and historically reliable government source. We sought comment from one military spokesman (he declined) and provided the entire story to a senior Defense Department official, who disputed one assertion (which we changed) and said nothing about the charge of abusing the Qur'an. Had he objected to the allegations, I am confident that we would have at the very least revised the item, but we mistakenly took the official's silence for confirmation.
    •  If you're going to accuse me of lying... (none)
      You said that I lied.
      This is what I responded to:
      "liar
      newsweek gave the story to the pentagon before running it. the pentagon chose to not respond."

      Your Newsweek quote:
      "We sought comment from one military spokesman (he declined) and provided the entire story to a senior Defense Department official, who disputed one assertion (which we changed) and said nothing about the charge of abusing the Qur'an."

      Note, as I said:
      >>>Newsweek gave a draft of the story to a "senior defense official".  He didn't "choose not to respond", but he/she corrected them on something in the story.  Which is far different from Newsweek saying to an actual spokesperson, on record, "Did we flush Qu'rans down the toilet?"<<<

      Now where is my "lie"??

      They never asked the critical question of their second source.  They just showed him an entire piece and he objected to one section.  They never asked a Pentagon spokesperson.  They checked one anonymous source with another anonymous source.

      It was classical shitty reporting.
      Now step up and tell me where I lied.

      John

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