“Newsweek strikes again” is more like it

In a page-one story for the Washington Post, Howard Kurtz reports on the big mess Newsweek created with its little May 9 Periscope item reported by Michael Isikoff: “Newsweek apologizes.” I think that a fairer take on Evan Thomas’s article on the fiasco would be “Newsweek strikes again,” or (consistent with the Newsweek convention) “NEWSWEEK strikes again.”
In attempting to cushion its confession of error with an updated “fake but accurate” maneuver, Thomas wound up his article yesterday:

Bader Zaman Bader, a 35-year-old former editor of a fundamentalist English-language magazine in Peshawar, was released from more than two years’ lockup in Guant


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