…then, something that will make you want to scratch your eyes
Sigh. Ok, the Newsweek/Koran thing again. In the aforelinked article on Yahoo News, we find the following quotes (in bold)
“People lost their lives. the image of the United States abroad has been damaged. It will take work to undo what can be undone,” [White House spokesman Scott] McClellan said.
State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said it was appalling that “an article that was unfounded to begin with has caused so much harm, including loss of life.”
There is, sadly, much more. But again, can anybody think of anything else recently where people lost their lives and the image of the United States abroad was damaged? Anything at all? Think hard. Something where articles that were unfounded to begin with caused harm including loss of life? Nah, I must have dreamed it.
ETA: August J. Pollack points out that some right-wingers are responding to this with wit I haven’t seen since the sixth or seventh season of Buffy.
So now there’s a bunch of right-wingers who are pitching the desecrated Koran riot story with the line “Newsweek Lied, People Died.”
Get it? It’s funny, because it’s making fun of what all the anti-war people said when 1,700 Americans were killed based on lies they were warned about but didn’t listen to. What, don’t you have a fucking sense of humor?
This isn’t even not caring. It’s beyond not caring. It’s taking pride in not caring. </i>