The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
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by Jesse Walker

Thursday, May 26, 2005
LISTEN TO THE "PEOPLE": Glenn Reynolds, the Harry Knowles of the punditocracy,
shares a thought:
Worse yet, people were asking why, if Newsweek thought Koran-desecration was so bad, it had no qualms about portraying a dirtied American flag in a trashcan on the cover of its Japanese edition.
The answer -- which Glenn is welcome to pass along to those unidentified "people," should he run into any of them -- is that Newsweek didn't print a word about Koran-desecration being "so bad." It said that, according to "sources," "Investigators probing abuses at Guantanamo Bay have confirmed some infractions alleged in internal FBI e-mails that surfaced late last year," one of which was the infamous allegation of biblioflushing.

A minor difference? Sure, but it's one that doesn't leave much room for the hypocrisy Glenn's "people" are alleging. "People," not unlike "sources," don't always know what they're talking about.


posted by Jesse 9:02 AM
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