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Musings of a database designer, right-wing constitutional anarchist and overly idealistic schmuck.

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A middle-aged database designer, specializing in Oracle. I have a teen-aged son and Chinese wife.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Newsweek Buffoons and Islamic Lunatics

The whole Newsweek debacle is a truly amazing combination of unadulterated incompetence and rabid media bias, mixed with ludicrous Islamic fanaticism and vicious terrorist opportunism. A little logic first: I challenge anybody to actually flush a book the size of even a small Qu’ron down any normal toilet! Now a little emotion: there are many Qu’rons in mosques and at funerals in Iraq that have been burnt and covered in the blood of innocent women and children in Iraq by thugs. Why is this not desecration worthy of rioting and calling for the death of the goons responsible? Because that desecration was done by those supported by the rioters.

The penalty that Newsweek should suffer? How about being denied press credentials at the Pentagon for a year? Not for being critical, but for violating fundamental standards of media and ethics. I guess it would be too much to ask that all reporters and editors involved in vetting the story be parachuted into Kandahar (wearing Newsweek t-shirts), told that a plane awaited them in Kabul and good luck getting there.