Friday, October 21, 2005

Accusations are enough

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2005-10-21T201708Z_01_FOR173008_RTRUKOC_0_US-AFGHAN-USA-BODIES.xml&archived=False
"The U.S. military -- already under fire for the handling of Afghan detainees and desecration of the Koran in Guantanamo Bay, which provoked angry protests in Afghanistan -- has ordered an inquiry into the footage shown on Australian television."

You mean.. the baseless allegations which were retracted by the rag which led with them?
I just have a difficult time believing they printed this.

It shows that allegations, even refuted ones, are sufficient to keep a story going well past its validity, so long as the message is what people want to hear.

Notice this doesn't mention 'discredited allegations', but direct assumption of the truthfulness of already discredited allegations.

Amazing

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