LINK - President Bush based his famous and false claim that Iraq was seeking uranium from Niger on a set of crudely forged documents. For the last two years, no one has uncovered who falsified these documents, which lie at the heart of Bush's case for war.
Now, CBS' 60 Minutes program has uncovered new and important revelations about the Bush administration's reliance on the documents. But, in an unprecedented and astonishing move, CBS bumped the report back until after the election, saying it would be "inappropriate" to air the piece when it might interfere with the political season.
It's outrageous that a major TV news outlet would censor an important piece of news for political reasons. Especially since this report has met CBS' standards for accuracy - it's true. One can only assume that CBS is buckling under pressure from the right - and that's just plain wrong.
Call CBS and its parent company, Viacom, now, at:
Sumner Redstone, Chairman, Viacom
Les Moonves, Chairman of CBS; co-President & co-CEO, Viacom
Andrew Heyward, President, CBS News
(212) 975-3247 or
If you don't get through, you can write to CBS at:
You can also contact CBS' local affiliates, which are linked here:
Urge CBS to reverse its decision and air the 60 Minutes piece on Iraq before the November 2nd election. Let them know how important it is that they not censor the news.
Tuesday, September 28
MoveOn Call to Action: Make CBS Run the Story
Posted by Howard Hoffman at 11:58 PM