Ed Driscoll

Who Do They Think They Are?

Jonthan Last notes that another government representative has ripped Newsweek. Only instead of President Bush’s press secretary, it’s Hamid Karzai, president of Afghanistan:

Calling Terry Moran! If it’s bad to have Scott McClellan questioning Newsweek’s journalistic practices, how awful must if be to have an actual head of state doing so?

Meanwhile, Ben Bradlee, the former editor of the Washington Post, which owns Newsweek, also isn’t very happy about their sister publication:

Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post and a onetime Newsweek D.C. bureau chief, criticized the news magazine for taking too long to retract its recent, inadequately sourced Koran-abuse item. He added that under certain circumstances he would reveal a source who lied to a reporter and came out against single-source stories

Speaking of the Post, In DC Journal notices that they’re doing some unusual photo cropping in defense of Newsweek.