I don’t mean to defend Newsweek given its recent bogus cover story about the “best” high schools. But I’m tired of reading all these blog posts accusing Newsweek of killing people because they printed the allegation from an anonymous source about Korans being desecrated.
The MSM prints allegations from anonymous sources all the time. Maybe it’s bad journalism, but it’s standard practice. Bloggers like Michelle Malkin and Black Five are way out of line in accusing Newsweek of being responsible for these deaths. Even Glenn Reynolds is jumping on the bandwagon.
Newsweek didn’t kill people, rioting Islamic nutjobs killed people, which is hardly news at all. Islamic nutjobs are always killing people in the name of Islam.
I can’t think of any religion that is more disrespectful to other religions than Islam. Muslims routinely destroy the holy sites and artifacts of other religions, such as Joseph’s Tomb and ancient Buddhist statues. Nothing gets Muslims more excited than tearing down another religion’s temple or church and putting up a Mosque in its place.
LHM has done a better job than me expressing these same thoughts, so do read his post.
Michael Higgins has also posted on this topic at his blog: "For bloggers to side with the zealots who would gladly flush our U.S. Constitution down the drain because it gives them the opportunity to stick it to the MSM is contemptible."