Saturday, September 25, 2004

CBS joins Bush campaign...

... vows to air no negative stories before election.

This is simply unbelievable. One of the Big Three networks has decided that it would be 'inappropriate' to air a story that "questioned Bush administration rationales for going to war in Iraq." (see link.)

The CBS statement followed a report in the online edition of Newsweek that described the frustration of CBS News reporters and producers who said the network had concluded that it could not legitimately criticize the president because of the questions about the National Guard report.

According to the Newsweek report, the "60 Minutes" segment was to have detailed how the administration relied on false documents when it said Iraq had tried to buy a lightly processed form of uranium, known as yellowcake, from Niger. The administration later acknowledged that the information was incorrect and that the documents were most likely fake.

I think it's safe to call CBS 'the once-legitimate news source'. Here's hoping that someone else is looking into the source of the Niger forgeries, but if you believe Josh Marshall, it sure doesn't look like it.


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