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May 23, 2005

"News-Weak's" Michael Isokoff Digs On: Severed Heads Continue To Be Of No Interest, But The "koran in the toilet" And Other "Serious Abuses" Are Really Important

Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media

As I wrote in a previous post, "While Newsweek, the NY Times, and other national media concern themselves with acts of "prisoner abuse" at Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and elsewhere by our military, and is constantly on the hunt for whatever they can find to discredit our military, our nation, and the administration, they ignore the murderous, inhumane, cruel, and incomprehensible acts of "real" terror committed by Islamic regimes,insurgents, and terrorists, in Iraq, Iran, and  elsewhere. They are more concerned with a koran in the toilet than a head on the ground(with no body attached to it!" Although virtually all of the MSM suffers from the "I hate my country" syndrome, it was Newsweek's Michael Isikoff that brought this into focus this past week. Yet, as if his past performance in giving the Islamists a pass while ignoring their drive to committ on a daily basis the greatest evils in recent history wasn't enough, Michael Isikoff is at it again:

- Michail J. Gaynor writing at

Mike Isikoff is digging.


NOT graves for the bodies of the people who died due to his reckless reporting.


For dirt on the United States military: violations of official United States policy by the men and women actually fighting the War on Terror.


Determined to justify the unjustifiable: his false report that a Koran was flushed down a toilet at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay as a way of rattling a detainee.


TWO points:


1. Isikoff did not have a suffficient basis to write the report, and he cannot justify his horrendous misreporting  by belatedly finding evidence.


2. The United States is engaged in a War on Terror, not Islam, and Isikoff would give aid and comfort to the enemy if he were to misreport that any desecration of the Koran was official United States policy instead of a horrific violation of official United States policy.

Newsweek finally retracted Isikoff's story about
U.S. interrogators defiling a Koran.


The next day, the uncontrite and unpunished Isikoff vowed to continue digging into alleged mistreatment of detainees and disrespect.


Some detainees have claimed that the Koran was disrespected.


THAT is news?


Isikoff finds these self-serving claims designed to portray the United States as an infernal  enemy of Islem instead of an implacable foe of terrorism worthy of investigation.

"We are continuing to investigate what remains a very murky situation," Isikoff  told
New York's Newsday. "It's not like us or them [the Pentagon] have gotten to the bottom of this."


By all means!


Let's redirect the efforts of the Pentagon from winning the War on Terror to giving credence to detainee claims of Koran abuse.


Thank God Isikoff wasn't around when the Allies were defeating the Axis Powers.

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Posted by Hyscience at May 23, 2005 9:02 AM

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