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Bug #37278 closed:unresolved
Comment not declined.

My name is Michael Olson, I am the Treasurer of the Canadian Federation of Students. I would like to speak with the editor about the fact that I did not decline to comment on this issue when I spoke with Sarah on the phone. In fact, the question posed to me mis-represented what is ultimately the... Read more

Bug #37270 closed:corrected
It's not the truth.

Live Video: http://yx.tv189.com/v/310058.htm http://v.vnet.mobi/portal/480//n0d169c12786358.jsp Read more

Bug #32320 closed:unresolved
"Ruse" lures inspector

This story was determined to be false and defamatory -- there was no ruse. Mr. Paysse made it up. It was removed from the WNT online edition (this is all you see now) http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/community/?errorURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.whidbeynewstimes.com%2Fnews%2F127958943.html&c=y   and... Read more

Bug #30316 closed:corrected
Panetta did not announce Al Qaeda leader's death

[The Daily Beast falsely summarized the] AP story by saying: "Panetta has announced that Al Qaeda's second in command has been killed in Pakistan." But Panetta never said that. Read more

Bug #30290 closed:unresolved
Story on Navy SEALs' bin Laden raid with "helmet cams" untrue?

In his report on the Abbottabad raid, CBS News' David Martin stated that "the 40 minutes it took to kill bin Laden and scoop his archives into garbage bags were all recorded by tiny helmet cameras worn by each of the 25 SEALs. Officials reviewing those videos are still reconstructing a more... Read more

Bug #30282 closed:unresolved
MediaBugs authors compound the John Lindh "al Qaeda" myth

In their "Corrections in theWeb Age" article in The Atlantic about false reports that John Walker Lindh (my son) is a "terrorist" or contributed his services to a "terrorist organization," the authors actually compounded the problem they were describing by saying falsely that John received training... Read more

Bug #30227 closed:corrected
CNN story falsely said John Walker Lindh is a "convicted terrorist"

The article, about a terrorism suspect named Michael Finton, contains the statement:  "Authorities said Finton idolized convicted terrorist John Walker Lindh -- an American who was captured fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan...."  This is a grievious error.  John Lindh, my son,... Read more

Bug #30223 closed:unresolved
60 Minutes falsely suggests John Lindh is a "terrorist"

The story features a fairly lengthy segment about Sheik Zindani and his al Imam University.  Steve Kroft introduced this portion of the story by saying:  “Al Imam University, the alma mater of some very famous alumni.  John Walker Lindh, the American Taliban recruit, studied at... Read more

Bug #30222 closed:unresolved
KQED's Dave Iverson falsely stated he conducted a "pre-interview" with Frank Lindh

In an interview with the ombudsman from National Public Radio on May 26, Dave Iverson incorrectly stated in response to a question that he had conducted a "preinterview" with me prior to my on-air interview on May 25. No such preinterview occurred.  I agree with the Ombudsman... Read more

Bug #30221 closed:unresolved
New York Times front-page article suggesting John Lindh "fought Americans"

On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, the Times published a page-one article about Al Eman University in Sana, Yemen, where my son, John Lindh, was enrolled briefly in 1999, when he was 19 years of age (“At Yemen College, Scholarship and Jihadist Ideas”).  This article asserted... Read more