posted on May, 16 2005 @ 06:21 AM
Well, either Newsweek printed a story that it shouldn't have becuase it wasn't based on facts....or it printed a story that they now realize
shouldn't have been printed.
And, well, we're all here, and we are wondering which one it is. I think it is safe to say that the damage has already been done. And, well, just
like some of us are leaning towards the idea that the government bullied them into retracting the story, most of the radical moslems are also...what
the heck, try convincing them that Isreal and the US didn't bring down the towers. most believe that's who did it... just like some of us do.
If they were ever to set up a committe to ensure the factual basis for news stories, it definately should in no way be connected to the government.
maybe the committee members should be voted in by the people, from the ranks of the top journalists of the country or something, and paid by a
combination of government funding, the media, and small donations from individuals. SO the committe isn't overly beholding to one group.
But, the answer to the problem would lie in the journalists themselves. They have an obligation to check and recheck the facts, and well, consider
the results of the stories. If those results aren't acceptable, well, maybe they should just send their investigation and results to a few of their
elected representives and suggest that it be dealt with a little more quietly than the mass media would be able to?