Tumblr Icon RSS Icon

McClellan’s Double-Talk on Newsweek Catches Up To Him

By Faiz Shakir on May 24, 2005 at 5:29 pm

"McClellan’s Double-Talk on Newsweek Catches Up To Him"

Share:

google plus icon

Editor and Publisher catches Scott McClellan in his web of duplicity on the issue of whether he blamed Newsweek for the Afghanistan riots:

At a White House press briefing Monday, Press Secretary Scott McClellan, pressed by reporters and with Afghan President Karzai in disagreement, retreated on claims that Newsweek’s retracted story on Koran abuse cost lives in Afghanistan.

He also claimed that he had never said it did, even though a check of transcripts disputes that. On May 16, for example, he said, “people have lost their lives.” On May 17, he said, “People did lose their lives,” and, “People lost their lives” due to the Newsweek report.

‹ PREVIOUS
BREAKING: Ignoring Deal, Frist to File for Cloture on Myers

NEXT ›
An Exception to the Rule

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.