Q: With respect, who made you the editor of Newsweek? Do you think it's appropriate for you, at that podium, speaking with the authority of the President of the United States, to tell an American magazine what they should print?
MR. McCLELLAN: I'm not telling them. I'm saying that we would encourage them to help --
Q: You're pressuring them.
MR. McCLELLAN: No, I'm saying that we would encourage them --
Q: It's not pressure?
MR. McCLELLAN: Look, this report caused serious damage to the image of the United States abroad. And Newsweek has said that they got it wrong.
I think Newsweek recognizes the responsibility they have. We appreciate the step that they took by retracting the story. Now we would encourage them to move forward and do all that they can to help repair the damage that has been done by this report. And that's all I'm saying. But, no, you're absolutely right, it's not my position to get into telling people what they can and cannot report....
Going to war on faulty intelligence?... A report that said Saddam was making WMD's?... Torturing prisoners?...
No-No, it was the Newsweek report that caused serious damage to the image of the United States abroad.
...glad he cleared that up.