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  Newsweek Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States.
It is the second-largest weekly magazine in the U.S., having played second fiddle to Time magazine during its entire career.
Based in New York City, it had 22 bureaus as of 2003: 9 in the U.S., as well as bureaus in Beijing, Cape Town, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Paris, and Tokyo.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/n/ne/newsweek.html   (239 words)

The problem for Newsweek, not unlike when CBS made up a story about President Bush’s National Guard service that was based on fraudulent documents, is that the damage has been done and people died over their reporting.
Mark Whitaker, the editor of Newsweek who reportedly told the author of the piece, Michael Isacoff, that his resignation would not be accepted over this matter, artfully worded the retraction to make read as if it was a simple typing mistake instead of treason and libel against our troops.
Congratulations Newsweek and the Dan Rather and Mary Mapes team: the latter received their Peabody and a standing ovation from their colleagues for bashing American troops because of the actions of a few bad apples.
www.steveyuhas.com /columns/yuhas_20050517.htm   (696 words)

 Salon Directory
Newsweek clearly erred in its sourcing, but the White House is committing a far greater sin in ignoring the overwhelming evidence of U.S. abuse of Muslim detainees.
Newsweek's single source had suddenly decided he was not a profile in courage and informed the reporter that he was no longer certain of his previous assertion.
Newsweek's item appeared soon after a new book providing just such a firsthand account was published, "Inside the Wire" by Erik Saar, a former Army interpreter at Guantánamo, with Viveca Novak, a correspondent for Time magazine.
dir.salon.com /story/opinion/blumenthal/2005/05/19/newsweek/index.html   (672 words)

 Washingtonpost.com Special Report: Clinton Accused
Newsweek could not independently verify the authenticity of the recording, and some of the statements on the tape raise questions about Lewinsky's credibility.
Newsweek told Starr's deputies that the magazine was planning to run with the story in the issue that appeared that Monday.
Newsweek agreed to wait until Friday afternoon, in part because the magazine was reluctant to interfere with an ongoing federal investigation and in part because the editors believed that Newsweek would learn more about the truth behind the story by waiting.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/newsweek012198.htm   (3736 words)

 firstamendmentcenter.org: news
NEW YORK — Newsweek magazine, under fire for publishing a story that led to deadly protests in Afghanistan, said today it was retracting its report that a military probe had found evidence of desecration of the Quran by U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay.
Newsweek had reported in its May 9 issue that U.S. military investigators had found evidence that interrogators placed copies of Islam’s holy book in washrooms and had flushed one down the toilet to get inmates to talk.
Newsweek Washington Bureau Chief Daniel Klaidman said the magazine believed it erred in reporting the allegation that a prison guard tried to flush the Quran down a toilet and that military investigators had confirmed the accusation.
www.firstamendmentcenter.org /news.aspx?id=15266   (928 words)

 CNN.com - Newsweek retracts Quran story - May 16, 2005
He said everyone at Newsweek "behaved professionally" in producing the report, and that the magazine went to the "extraordinary length" of showing the story to a Pentagon official for a response before publication.
But Newsweek said only a single source was used and that after the original article was published, the government source said he wasn't sure what he'd read about the desecration.
Newsweek's article was not the first time allegations of Quran desecration at Guantanamo have surfaced, but others have come directly from detainees.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/asiapcf/05/16/newsweek.quran   (1201 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions - Newsweek Advertising Information Resource
Newsweek Business Plus includes high-income professional and managerial subscribers who are questionnaire-qualified based on job title and income; or unduplicated subscribers in the top ranking zip codes, with a high incidence of professionals/managers and upper-income households.
Newsweek International is a leading international weekly news magazine with three principle editions: Atlantic, (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Pacific (Asia and Australasia) and Latin America.
Newsweek Marketplace sections are designed as a forum for general non themed direct response ads.
www.newsweekshowcase.com /faq   (1612 words)

 CNN.com - Newsweek backs off Quran desecration story - May 15, 2005
Newsweek said anger over the story spread after it was cited at a May 6 press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, by Imran Khan, a Pakistani cricket legend and a critic of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.
Newsweek's Washington bureau chief, Dan Klaidman, said the apparent error was "terribly unfortunate," and he offered the magazine's sympathies to the victims.
Newsweek said Michael Isikoff, who reported the item with John Barry, became interested in the story after FBI e-mails that revealed an uglier side of life in Guantanamo were released late last year.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/asiapcf/05/15/newsweek.quran   (1061 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | Newsweek tightens reporting rules
US magazine Newsweek has changed its policy on using unnamed sources, a week after it was forced to retract a report blamed for riots in Muslim countries.
Newsweek's editor-in-chief apologised for the retracted article that claimed the Koran had been desecrated by interrogators at Guantanamo Bay.
Newsweek retracted the report last week saying its "knowledgeable US government source" was not sure where he had read the allegation.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/4572129.stm   (315 words)

 Newsweek: Rove gave Time reporter OK to testify
Newsweek quoted an e-mail from the reporter to his boss that showed Rove had discussed Plame and her husband, Joseph Wilson, a former ambassador, with Cooper.
Newsweek says that while the e-mail shows that Rove talked to Cooper about the couple, the e-mail doesn't suggest that Rove revealed Plame's name or CIA status.
The Newsweek article quotes Cooper's e-mail as saying, "it was, KR said, Wilson's wife, who apparently works at the agency on wmd [weapons of mass destruction] issues who authorized the trip."
www.suntimes.com /output/elect/cst-nws-rove11.html   (305 words)

 FAIR ACTION ALERT: Newsweek: Hail to the Chief
Written by Newsweek senior editor Howard Fineman and White House correspondent Martha Brant, the profile of the Bushes focuses relentlessly positive attention on the "First Couple's" emotional responses to the September 11 attacks.
Newsweek says that the White House spin machine had nothing to do with their portrayal of Bush.
For a major newsweekly to turn an exclusive interview with the president into a puff piece would be disappointing under any circumstances, but it is particularly so at a time when the U.S. government is taking extreme measures to cloak controversial military and law enforcement actions in secrecy, both at home and abroad.
www.fair.org /activism/newsweek-bush.html   (602 words)

 Magazine-Agent.com: Newsweek Subscription [Magazine]
After Time magazine Newsweek is the second largest weekly magazine in the U.S. First published in 1933 it is still in the forefront of breaking news, analysis and commentary.
With bureaus in the U.S. and abroad, Newsweek keeps tapped into the pulse of the the happenings around the globe at the time they are reinvent, with well documented commentaries to give you the whole story.
Newsweek is a publication for people who like to keep up with current events and who examine the ins and outs of the political arena.
www.magazine-agent.com /magazine/Newsweek.cfm   (797 words)

 Riding Sun: Newsweek: America is dead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Newsweek's false, retracted story about American guards flushing the Koran down a toilet at Guantanamo doesn't necessarily mean the magazine's staff hates America or Bush, or wants us to lose in Iraq.
The problem is that Newsweek doesn't have the courage of its convictions to actually criticize as a friend would, to the face.
5/23/2005 07:37:07 AM Newsweek might be trash talking America but it has not put any kind of dent in the number of people over there who are scrambling to get here by applying for visas or risking their lives as stowaways in freight containers and trailer trucks or by attempting dangerous nighttime border crossings.
ridingsun.blogspot.com /2005/05/newsweek-america-is-dead.html   (3505 words)

 Belmont Club
Newsweek magazine should forthwith compensate the Afghans who died as a result of their baseless, and I mean baseless, story.
Greater damage still is the ill-will that has wrongfully spread by this "news" magazine, which may indirectly cause or prevent the frustration of a future terrorist incident.
The so-called apology offered by Newsweek, with its unreprentant undertones, falls far short of controlling the damage they themselves are responsible for; not merely to their reputation, of which there is little left to save, but to the lives that have been shattered and will yet be.
belmontclub.blogspot.com /2005/05/not-good-enough-newsweek-says-koran.html   (690 words)

 USATODAY.com - 'Newsweek' retracts Koran desecration story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Newsweek's admission of error in publishing the story, which was followed by protests by Muslims around the world and riots that resulted in at least 15 deaths in Afghanistan, came after a day of sharp criticism from the Bush administration.
But Newsweek said the source later told the magazine he could not be certain he had seen the account in the military report and that it might have been in other investigative documents.
Whitaker, in the current edition of Newsweek, said two unnamed Pentagon officials did not dispute the Koran allegation when shown the story to check its accuracy before it was published.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-05-16-newsweek-usat_x.htm   (744 words)

 The Jawa Report: Newsweak II--The Undiscovered Irony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Newsweek are committed in their foresight and commited in alerting their audience to risk.
I would consider Newsweek morally culpable for reporting it even if it were true, because they reported it based on either A) malice against Bush, regardless of the consequences, or B) without malice, but with reckless ignorance of the consequences.
Newsweek was motivated either by malice or extreme ignorance of the consequences.
mypetjawa.mu.nu /archives/082178.php   (1709 words)

 t r u t h o u t - NewsWeek | The Death Convoy of Afghanistan
NEWSWEEK's extensive inquiries of prisoners, truckdrivers, Afghan militiamen and local villagers--including interviews with survivors who licked and chewed each other's skin to stay alive--suggest also that many hundreds of people died.
Nothing that NEWSWEEK learned suggests that American forces had advance knowledge of the killings, witnessed the prisoners being stuffed into the unventilated trucks or were in a position to prevent that.
Officials across the administration did not respond to repeated requests by NEWSWEEK for a detailed accounting of U.S. activities in the Konduz, Mazar-e Sharif and Sheberghan areas at the time in question, and Defense Department spokespersons have made statements that are false.
www.truthout.org /docs_02/08.21A.death.convoy.htm   (5093 words)

 AlterNet: MediaCulture: Scapegoating Newsweek
Newsweek's blunder means zip when compared to the fabrications given the American public to justify the war in the first place.
While Newsweek should have known better than to rely on a statement vetted by the Pentagon, it is unfair to cast Newsweek as a knowinging party that chose to deceive.
Newsweek used as a source a "senior government official," normally a Cabinet secretary or someone fairly close to that rank, who had previously been a reliable source.
www.alternet.org /mediaculture/22022   (3575 words)

 Poynter Online - Between Apology and Retraction
Sunday, Newsweek said it was sorry -— but was not retracting its story about alleged desecration of the Quran by American troops at Guantanamo Bay.
Whitaker told Ted Koppel on "Nightline" that Newsweek's story was "the match that lit that tinder." By Tuesday morning, ABC News was attributing to the Bush administration the conclusion that the riots were a direct response to the magazine story.
That's why Newsweek's nonretraction-retraction is going to continue to cause problems and is just as bad as CBS's nonretraction-retraction in the Rather story, except this one is dangerous.
www.poynter.org /content/content_view.asp?id=82502   (879 words)

 CNN.com - Newsweek Quran story prompts policy review - May 17, 2005
In its May 23 issue, Newsweek reported that its senior government source had backed away from his initial story, and Newsweek editor Mark Whitaker wrote that "we regret" that any part of the story was wrong.
Newsweek's article cited "sources" as saying a report from a military investigation into allegations of prisoner abuse revealed that interrogators, "in an attempt to rattle suspects, flushed a Quran down a toilet."
Newsweek went back to its original senior government source, who said he couldn't remember if the toilet allegations were in the particular report from the investigation.
edition.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/asiapcf/05/17/newsweek.quran   (947 words)

 Bashing Newsweek - New York Times
Dennis Prager, who is intelligent 99 percent of the time, writes, "Newsweek is directly responsible for the deaths of innocents and for damaging America." Countless conservatives say the folks at Newsweek were quick to believe the atrocity tales because they share the left-wing, post-Vietnam mentality.
Newsweek's little item was seized and exploited by America's enemies in a way that was characteristically cynical, delusional and fascistic.
The rioters are the real enemy, not Newsweek and not the American soldiers serving as prison guards.
www.nytimes.com /2005/05/19/opinion/19brooks.html?ex=1274155200&en=932b323516c8368b&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (715 words)

Newsweek, Award-winning weekly news magazine, published around the world and headquartered in New York City.
Newsweek's editorial mission is to break news, identify trends, and provide compelling voices in journalism.
Newsweek Hankuk Pan, a Korean-language newsweekly produced with Joong-ang Ilbo, which translates and publishes the magazine.
www.washpostco.com /mag.htm   (223 words)

 ABC News: Newsweek Investigating Quran Story Errors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Newsweek magazine has apologized for errors in a story that appeared in its May 9 edition, alleging that interrogators at the U.S. detention center had flushed one Quran down the toilet, saying it would re-examine the accusations, which sparked outrage and deadly protests in Afghanistan.
NEW YORK May 16, 2005 (AP)— Newsweek magazine, under fire for an article that prompted violent protests by mistakenly reporting that U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay had desecrated the Quran, said Monday it was investigating the matter and would make other corrections or retractions if needed.
Newsweek acknowledged problems with the story and its editor, Mark Whitaker, apologized in an editor's note in this week's edition.
abcnews.go.com /US/wireStory?id=762304   (414 words)

 The Washington Post Writers Group
Newsweek's incisive coverage of business, politics, religion, society, sports, world affairs and the arts focuses on the human side of every story.
The Newsweek staff charts everything from cultural revolutions to medical breakthroughs with a focus on the human element in each story.
Newsweek columnists, world leaders, and renowned experts contribute original and exclusive commentary on the hot topics of the day.
postwritersgroup.com /newsweek.htm   (385 words)

 Mainstream-media bombshell - The Washington Times: Editorials/OP-ED - May 18, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rarely have the consequences of running with a half-baked tip been as disastrous as in the case of the misbegotten Newsweek report in the May 9 issue of desecration of the Koran by American interrogators at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.
Third, no one at Newsweek questioned that religious desecration was a tool of interrogation sanctioned by the U.S. government, maybe because they wanted to believe it.
Newsweek's retraction will not be as widely accepted as its original misreporting.
www.washtimes.com /op-ed/20050517-091436-4592r.htm   (588 words)

 Media Backspin
Despite Newsweek’s mea culpa and subsequent retraction, one AFP report quoted a Pakistani cleric saying the magazine’s report was a "conspiracy to widen the gap between Islam and Christianity after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States."
Newsweek said in its May 23 edition that the information had come from a "knowledgeable government source" who had said a military report on abuse at Guantanamo Bay had found interrogators had flushed at least one copy of the Koran down a toilet in a bid to make detainees talk.
Newsweek's source(one person, hardly adequate for journalism standards)wasn't sure what he saw/didn't see in a report.
backspin.typepad.com /backspin/2005/05/thoughts_on_new.html   (1181 words)

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