Saturday, September 25

What liberal media?

According to the NYT, CBS has shelved a report on Iraq, that will not be broadcast until after the election. You know, cause it might hurt the reelection chances of dear leader. Via Atrios.
CBS said last night that the report on the war would not run before Nov. 2.

"We now believe it would be inappropriate to air the report so close to the presidential election," the spokeswoman, Kelli Edwards, said in a statement.

Ms. Edwards said that the report had been scheduled for June but that it was postponed because of additional news on the subject.
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.

The Newsweek article said the segment was to have included the first on-camera interview with Elisabetta Burba, the Italian journalist who was given the fake documents and who provided them to a United States Embassy for verification. The documents were sent to Washington, where some officials embraced them as firm evidence that Iraq was aggressively trying to make nuclear weapons.
It would be innapropriate for the people to have this information, cause they might use it to evaluate the performance of the incumbent. Ignorance is strength, and a superior basis on which to cast a vote. Never let facts get in the way of Judgement.