As if you needed another reason to hate the media
The big networks (and the cable networks, to some degree) wonder why people can’t stand them. Americans are voting with their fingers over the past few years and turning the knobs. We’ve moved from big print newspapers like the New York Times to online media. Why? Media bias.
Case in point:
Yesterday, the front page of the New York Times featured a flawed article asserting, “The Iraqi interim government has warned the United States and international nuclear inspectors that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosives — used to demolish buildings, make missile warheads and detonate nuclear weapons — are missing from one of Iraq’s most sensitive former military installations. The huge facility, called Al Qaqaa, was supposed to be under American military control but is now a no man’s land, still picked over by looters as recently as Sunday.”
CBS News’ “60 Minutes” admitted today they were saving the same story to air the Sunday before the election.
John Kerry seized on the New York Times headline to launch a political attack on President Bush, saying U.S. troops “failed to guard those stockpiles” and that is “one of the great blunders” of the war.
The spirit of Paul Harvey finds the rest of the story over at NBC Nightly News. NBC had a reporter embedded with the troops that arrived at Al Qaqaa in April 2003 and she reported that when the 101st Airborne arrived, the weapons were already missing. (video clip)
The media has shown they will say anything, distort anything, and invent their own documents – anything they can do to ensure that Bush loses. Amazing.