In 'Newsweek' Fallout, Questions of Its Sources

After an item in Newsweek about U.S. interrogators desecrating the Koran at Guantanamo Bay sparked deadly riots in Afghanistan, the magazine now says its source has backed away from those claims. We host a discussion of credibility, media impact, and the continuing reliance on anonymous sources.

Guests: Brant Houston, executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc., and a professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism

David Marston, partner at Gibbons, Del Deo

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