Thursday, May 19, 2005
to dip my toe into the muck of "blame Newsweek" by noting the significance of Mark Kleiman's post:
Can someone explain to me what Mike Isikoff and Newsweek were supposed to do when a senior Administration official confirmed the Koran-flushing incident? Not publish it, in order to forestall the prospect of riots? Wouldn't that be carrying "civic journalism" to an almost Soviet extreme?
As far as I can tell, there's no real reason to think that the incident didn't happen. So far at least, the Pentagon hasn't even said that it didn't happen.