Skip to comments.Semi-News: Saddam Memos Called 'Old News' by Major Media
Posted on 04/22/2006 3:00:04 PM PDT by John Semmens
Top secret memos captured by U.S. troops during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, but declassified and released only in the last month, reveal both a linkage between Iraq and al-Qaeda for the purpose of launching attacks against the common enemy--the United States--and the presence of weapons of mass destruction.
This stunning revelation has been ignored by the major U.S. media outlets because it is considered "old news."
"Look, these documents were captured three years ago," said Bob Weaver, Middle East editor for CBS News. "In our business, three-day old news is passé. Three years is ancient history. Our viewers need to be presented with fresh, up-to-the-minute news, not this old crap."
Weaver admitted that he couldn't reconcile his perspective with the network's efforts to dig out President Bush's 1968 National Guard service records during the 2004 election campaign. "I admit it seems contrary to our demand for news freshness, but domestic politics are not part of my beat," said Weaver. "I'm sure Rather had good reasons for delving into that issue. We've just got to take that on faith."
While less vocal about their stance, other major media outlets are also ignoring the memos.
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So typical of the loser MSM. Show that they are wrong, and you will be ignored and discounted. The light of truth makes them run like the pathetic cockroaches they are.
This is semi news. I've been bitten by their parodies before.
BUT THEY'RE ONLY NOW BEING TRANSLATED! Yes, I'm screaming in frustration at the obvious bias that most American news consumers don't even seem to notice. (Pulling my hair out!)
Apparently I've just been bitten myself.
It just goes to show how close to reality this is. :-)
It's not real, it's semi news.
Yep, these guys are pretty good at writing infuriating pieces that are close enough to the truth to get you going.
Don't you love how the MSM quickly complains of oil company collusion on pricing, yet somehow the MSM all seem to agree on what is "old news?"
MSM ignoring these memos is the truth.
I'm guessing at their rationale for doing so.
LIars. Bush's National Guard service was 30yrs old and they covered it like it was breaking news everyday. Eff you're rotting skull, Dan Rather.