Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Well, At Least They Apologized

The Australian magazine New Idea has reportedly apologized for spilling the beans on Prince Harry's deployment to Afghanistan.
In an unsigned item in its latest edition issued Monday [March 10], New Idea did not explain the source of its January story on Harry and indicated it did not check with British military officials before publishing.

"We did not knowingly breach any embargo and were not party to any agreement for a media blackout on the story," the magazine said. "However, and more importantly, we do acknowledge that our actions in publishing the story can be reasonably viewed as insensitive and irresponsible."

The magazine apologized to its readers and to troops and their families who serve abroad.
We could not readily locate the actual New Idea statement online.


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