Monday, May 16, 2005

Newsweek Needs To Do More Than Apologize, White House Says

More from the How do they say it with a straight face department: White House Press Secretary, Scott McClellan:

“While Newsweek now acknowledges that they got the facts wrong, they refuse to retract the story," McClellan said. "I think there's a certain journalistic standard that should be met. In this instance it was not. The report has had serious consequences. People have lost their lives.”

If I was the ediitor of Newsweek, I would point out that the White House is the last place on Earth where anyone should be lecturing about the wrong facts leading to lost lives.

But I guess those thousands dead in Iraq don't really compare to the 15 people that were apparently killed by Newsweek.

Posted by

No comments: