Should Patrick Fitzgerald decide to continue to pursue the 2 counts in the Libby indictment even though the Judge has found impeaching evidence in Time's documents, I suggest Libby may want to use this evidence of Cooper's journalistic malfeasance to further impeach him.
The Haditha Scandal's Other Casualty
With the Pentagon completing its probe into whether U.S. forces massacred civilians one November morning in Western Iraq, the damage to America's image abroad could take a further hit
By MATTHEW COOPER/WASHINGTON Posted Friday, May. 26, 2006
In the original version of this story, TIME reported that "one of the most damning pieces of evidence investigators have in their possession, John Sifton of Human Rights Watch told Time's Tim McGirk, is a photo, taken by a Marine with his cell phone that shows Iraqis kneeling — and thus posing no threat — before they were shot." While Sifton did tell TIME that there was photographic evidence, taken by Marines, he had only heard about the specific content of the photos from reports done by NBC, and had no firsthand knowledge. TIME regrets the error.
Sweetness & Light adds:
Never mind that now "one of the most damning pieces of evidence" has already taken on the mantle of historical fact. Time regrets the error.
So much so that they once again buried the correction at the bottom of its online archive of the story which few will revisit.[snip]
Time can always sneak in a retraction later when nobody is looking, once the story has "gotten legs."
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