Shriek! Shriek!!! SHRIEK!!!!! Uh oh ...
Pakistani Teen Purportedly Shown in Flogging Video Now Says It Never Happened
A Pakistani teenage girl at the center of national outrage over a video purporting to show her public flogging by the Taliban reportedly told an Islamic judge and a provincial official that the incident never happened...
Hussain said that upon questioning by the Islamic judge, she denied neighbors' claims that she had been dragged from her home, held down and flogged. She also denied reports that she had been charged with having an illicit relationship with a local man — who witnesses claim also was beaten — or that the Taliban forced the two to marry, the Times reported.
Instead, Hussain said, the girl told the judge the man was her husband, and that the video was a fake distributed to disrupt the peace process in the region.
Oh, man ... some peoples' faces are going to be so red. These are the days when I really miss the Blogging Tories search box. On the other hand, I can understand why Stephen Taylor finally got rid of it. There's only so much public humiliation one can take.
RETRACTION? WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' RETRACTION. I don't expect any level of mea culpas from the total tools in the Canadian wankersphere who went into paroxysms of panty-yanking and pearl-clutching at the first reports of what appears to be a complete myth, but there are times when, in the face of monumental contradictory evidence, even some of Canada's dumbest wanks will sullenly and petulantly backtrack, with as little grace and class as humanly possible.
I give you Exhibit A.
Trust me in that you will physically feel your IQ dropping as you read.