You mean it’s not the media’s fault?

This post was written by Friday blogger Annie Reid.

By now you know about how Newsweek reported last week that American interrogators desecrated the Koran in order to pressure detainees. And how Newsweek retracted that allegation in the face of an unreliable source and violent riots over the news, which have resulted in at least seventeen deaths. And that Newsweek has borne the brunt of the blame.

But now the Red Cross reports that it’s received multiple allegations from detainees on Koran abuse.

Here, the BBC’s John Simpson interrogates the blame Newsweek is taking. This may be a case of killing the messenger that bears the bad news.


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