Saturday, September 25

CBS, Once Bitten, Becomes Another Scared Little Lamb

Ironic, isn't it? Because they were handed documents that were reproductions (I call them that since they replicated the real documents - wherever they are), CBS will shy away from a story about how really forged (phoney, fake, trumped-up) documents gave Bush an excuse to get almost 1,100 of our kids killed in a real war. Why we can't go after Bush the same way his goons went after CBS is a crime.

Hey. Why don't they show it on Showtime - kinda like that Reagan movie...?
The Story That Didn't Run

In its rush to air its now discredited story about President George W. Bush's National Guard service, CBS bumped another sensitive piece slated for the same "60 Minutes" broadcast: a half-hour segment about how the U.S. government was snookered by forged documents purporting to show Iraqi efforts to purchase uranium from Niger.

The journalistic juggling at CBS provides an ironic counterpoint to the furor over apparently bogus documents involving Bush's National Guard service. One unexpected consequence of the network's decision was to wipe out a chance - at least for the moment - for greater public scrutiny of a more consequential forgery that played a role in building the Bush administration’s case to invade Iraq.