Saturday, September 25, 2004

Iraq inappropriate?
from the mind of  Daredemo.

According to the AP today:
NEW YORK - CBS News has shelved a "60 Minutes" report on the rationale for war in Iraq because it would be "inappropriate" to air it so close to the presidential election, the network said on Saturday.

The report on weapons of mass destruction was set to air on Sept. 8 but was put off in favor of a story on President Bush's National Guard service. The Guard story was discredited because it relied on documents impugning Bush's service that were apparently fake.

OK, I see, so a report on Iraq this close to the election would be 'inappropriate' so they replace it with a fake report attacking the president who commands the war instead? Talking about the justification for the war is inappropriate if you're fighting for the other side. Wouldn't want to steer debate to a topic that Bush leads in by double digits after all. Better to just call him names instead. That's true journalism. (Of course this is assuming that the Iraq piece would have any basis in fact, which is also doubtful.)

2 Comments:

Blogger Evan said...

CBS is inappropriate. They have no scruples. I want my news from people who have scruples....

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