Newsweek-Quran

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Newsweek's Washington bureau chief says the magazine will learn from the mistakes it made when reporting that interrogators at Guantanamo Bay had desecrated the Quran

Daniel Klaidman said this morning on CBS' "The Early Show" that the magazine will look at how the story was put together, and make improvements.

As for whether anyone will be fired, he said Newsweek believes its people "acted responsibly and professionally" and that there was no "malice" or "institutional bias." He says it was "just a mistake that was made in good faith."

The White House describes Newsweek's retraction of the story as a "good first step." But the Bush administration wants the magazine to do more to repair the damage caused by the article. The story prompted protests in Afghanistan, where more than a dozen people died.

Newsweek retracted the report Monday. It had earlier admitted there were problems with it. Officials in the White House, the Pentagon and the State Department criticized its publication.


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