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NBC BLOWS A HOLE IN NY TIMES' EXPLOSIVES STORY (KERRY SPOT)
The Kerry Spot, NRO ^ | 10/25/04 | Jim miclacevski

Posted on 10/25/2004 6:26:01 PM PDT by Timeout

KERRY SPOT

Jim Miklaszewski of NBC News pretty much dismantled the New York Times attack on behalf of Kerry today.

NBC News: Miklaszewski: “April 10, 2003, only three weeks into the war, NBC News was embedded with troops from the Army's 101st Airborne as they temporarily take over the Al Qakaa weapons installation south of Baghdad. But these troops never found the nearly 380 tons of some of the most powerful conventional explosives, called HMX and RDX, which is now missing. The U.S. troops did find large stockpiles of more conventional weapons, but no HMX or RDX, so powerful less than a pound brought down Pan Am 103 in 1988, and can be used to trigger a nuclear weapon. In a letter this month, the Iraqi interim government told the International Atomic Energy Agency the high explosives were lost to theft and looting due to lack of security. Critics claim there were simply not enough U.S. troops to guard hundreds of weapons stockpiles, weapons now being used by insurgents and terrorists to wage a guerrilla war in Iraq.” (NBC’s “Nightly News,” 10/25/04)

If Jill Abramson, managing editor of the New York Times, had a shred of concern over her paper's reputation for getting the facts right never mind objectivity or fairness, she would be running the correction - or at least this blatantly contradictory information - in the giant headline font and above-the-fold location that today's story got. But I guess the interest in echoing the sentiments of Maureen Dowd is more important than getting it right at the Old Gray Lady.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: explosives; iraq; jillabramson; kerry; mediawingofthednc; nbcnews; newyorktimes; nyt; nytrogate; wot
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1 posted on 10/25/2004 6:26:01 PM PDT by Timeout
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To: Timeout

The brilliance of the embeds policy shows itself once more.


3 posted on 10/25/2004 6:27:28 PM PDT by Freemyland
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To: Timeout

Excellent NEWS!

Sean Hannity just reported on this saying NBC just broke this story and it would be HUGE news tomorrow!


4 posted on 10/25/2004 6:27:38 PM PDT by Illinois Rep
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To: Timeout
Bush can turn this around and kill John Kerry and the left.

SURPRISE!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 posted on 10/25/2004 6:27:41 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (Always ask yourself, does this pass the Global Test?)
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To: Timeout

Bumpity bumpity bump


6 posted on 10/25/2004 6:27:49 PM PDT by NetSurfer (Proud member of the Pajama-Wearing Lunatic Fringe)
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To: Timeout

Sean managed to get this on the air at the end of a segment with former Sen. Diconcinni


7 posted on 10/25/2004 6:28:36 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Timeout

I guess the Old Gray Lady has Alzheimers!


8 posted on 10/25/2004 6:29:05 PM PDT by Lunkhead_01
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To: CajunConservative

This is where the battle will be won CC, not in a small black church in Missouri.


9 posted on 10/25/2004 6:29:26 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (Always ask yourself, does this pass the Global Test?)
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To: Timeout


Just like I said yesterday..

By Monday Night. DUmmies would have egg on there face.. they actually copy/pasted what I said and laughed at me.

Bozos.


10 posted on 10/25/2004 6:29:26 PM PDT by Josh in PA
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To: Timeout
So the Embedded Reports once again bite the MSM in the ass?

Torie Clarke, I love you, babe.

11 posted on 10/25/2004 6:29:39 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache AND Condescension)
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To: Timeout; 1stMarylandRegiment; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; ...

OMG......what a great find!!!!


12 posted on 10/25/2004 6:29:55 PM PDT by Howlin (Bush has claimed two things which Democrats believe they own by right: the presidency & the future)
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To: HomeSlice

To FRee Republic.

13 posted on 10/25/2004 6:30:06 PM PDT by bad company (What exactly is the plan john?)
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To: Timeout

BTTT


14 posted on 10/25/2004 6:30:26 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Timeout; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Get out the news ping ... what was the name of that undersecretary that came up with the idea of embedded reporters? Did she ever get the freedom medal she deserved for that brilliant bit of strategerie?
15 posted on 10/25/2004 6:30:42 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Kerry: I wholeheartedly disagree with you beyond expression)
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To: Timeout

Great! The Slimes gets caught with their rotten fingers in the cookie jar again.


16 posted on 10/25/2004 6:30:43 PM PDT by Jenya (I'm a newbie here, but not to life. Don't even think of imposing your seniority on me.)
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To: Timeout

BUMP!


17 posted on 10/25/2004 6:30:55 PM PDT by lucyblue
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To: NetSurfer

The NY Times should be shut down for Sedition. They are doing all things possible to undermine our success in Iraq. If Iraq had not happened, they would be lending full throated support to the M. Moore diatribes of US malfeasance in Afghanistan. You can be sure of that.


18 posted on 10/25/2004 6:31:06 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Timeout; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...

PING.....


19 posted on 10/25/2004 6:31:14 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Timeout

Oh how I hope this is true!


20 posted on 10/25/2004 6:31:37 PM PDT by DCPatriot (I don't do politically correct very well either.)
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To: Timeout

NBC to NYT: "If anybody's gonna sink Bush, it'll be US!"


21 posted on 10/25/2004 6:31:42 PM PDT by RightthinkinAmerican (Is the Republican attack machine an assault weapon?)
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To: Lunkhead_01
I guess the Old Gray Lady has Alzheimers!

So many lies to keep straight.

22 posted on 10/25/2004 6:31:46 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC (I've got a tagline, but I'm too lazy to type it out.)
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To: OXENinFLA

I just heard Hannity mention this


23 posted on 10/25/2004 6:31:47 PM PDT by Mo1 (This Sept 10th attitude is no way to protect our country)
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To: Timeout

Another October Surprise!


25 posted on 10/25/2004 6:31:58 PM PDT by BlindGuardian ("You'll pay for this Captain Planet!")
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To: Admin Moderator

This should be put in The Breaking News section, Thanks


26 posted on 10/25/2004 6:32:08 PM PDT by carolinaoutdoorsman
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To: Timeout
Al Qakaa

It's spelled w/ a "k" too. uggggg

27 posted on 10/25/2004 6:32:17 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Timeout

Anyone with a brain can tell you it was the UN who blew it by not getting this stuff out of Iraq. If it was so important, why did they allow themselves to be 'convinced' to leave the explosives for peaceful uses?

HEY, WHAT ABOUT THE 248,000 TONS OF EXPLOSIVES DESTROYED OR CAPTURED?


28 posted on 10/25/2004 6:32:25 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Timeout
This was recycled news. No doubt about that. But Bush critics will seize on this and make hay out of it.:

Critics claim there were simply not enough U.S. troops to guard hundreds of weapons stockpiles, weapons now being used by insurgents and terrorists to wage a guerrilla war in Iraq.” (NBC’s “Nightly News,” 10/25/04)

29 posted on 10/25/2004 6:32:51 PM PDT by randita
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To: digger48

I heard that...right after of Dennis had the nerve to say the Washington Times was a biased source....they can dish it out but they sure don't like to take it, do they?!!


30 posted on 10/25/2004 6:32:58 PM PDT by Kylie_04
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To: Howlin

So what is going on ...I just spent 3 hours in a planning board meeting and have been out of the news loop.


31 posted on 10/25/2004 6:33:08 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Timeout

>>If Jill Abramson, managing editor of the New York Times, had a shred of concern over her paper's reputation<<

You can stop right there. Abramson doesn't have a shred of concern for her own reputation, evidenced by that "book" she co-wrote with Jane Meyer regarding Anita Hill with huge passages simply made up. If this brainless bimbo told me grass was green and the sky is blue, I wouldn't believe it.


32 posted on 10/25/2004 6:33:28 PM PDT by 1L
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To: Howlin

Yup, Rush pointed this out today.

The nonstory is 19 mos old and reflects poorly on the IAEA and the international inspectors, and the UN hand wringers.

NOT POTUS OR OUR TROOPS


33 posted on 10/25/2004 6:33:30 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: finnman69

I predicted last night that this was another great Karl Rove rope-a-dope story. Kerry bit off on it big time.


34 posted on 10/25/2004 6:33:37 PM PDT by rocklobster11
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To: Josh in PA

Don't forget the Monday Night Doom and Gloomers here..


35 posted on 10/25/2004 6:33:47 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: Timeout; The Sailor; grace522; kjfine; Old Sarge; USAF_TSgt; darkwing104; txradioguy; Long Cut; ...

Kerry caught lying about our troops AGAIN!


36 posted on 10/25/2004 6:33:47 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (GET OUT THE VOTE NOV 2 ! IF YOUR NEIGHBORS OR RELATIVES NEED A RIDE TO THE POLLS OFFER TO HELP)
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To: Timeout

Am I in the Twilight Zone here? You mean NBC news didn't just go along with the NYT story. I never listen to nightly news anymore. Sorry I missed it!


37 posted on 10/25/2004 6:33:49 PM PDT by housewife101
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To: pissant

I'm slow. How does NBC contradict NYT here?


38 posted on 10/25/2004 6:33:49 PM PDT by Rumierules
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To: HomeSlice

Welcome to FreeRepublic.


39 posted on 10/25/2004 6:33:58 PM PDT by airborne (God answers all prayers. Sometimes the answer is ,"No".)
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To: Kylie_04

of Dennis = old Dennis. Brain/fingers disconnect.


40 posted on 10/25/2004 6:34:10 PM PDT by Kylie_04
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To: OXENinFLA

I told you the NYT article smelled bad ... and Kerry had that info in his speech this afternoon

hmmmmmmm .. what timing or what


41 posted on 10/25/2004 6:34:27 PM PDT by Mo1 (This Sept 10th attitude is no way to protect our country)
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To: pissant
"...They are doing all things possible to undermine our success in Iraq...

Quite fascinating, huh?

What logical reason could they have to want that to happen?

42 posted on 10/25/2004 6:34:35 PM PDT by DCPatriot (I don't do politically correct very well either.)
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To: NonValueAdded
That was the sexy Torie Clarke.
43 posted on 10/25/2004 6:34:47 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache AND Condescension)
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To: Howlin
OMG......what a great find!!!!

I already sent copies out on the email express ;-D

44 posted on 10/25/2004 6:35:03 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Timeout
You know, we conservatives are supposed to be so rich and everything, why doesn't one if us buy that rag and make it and actually news outlet or something...I wouldn't even use it for toilet paper much less pollute a poor birds cage with it.
45 posted on 10/25/2004 6:35:03 PM PDT by DSBull (Liberal logic: the most mutually exclusive words in the universe!)
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To: Rumierules

Note to self: The story is over a year old! DUH


46 posted on 10/25/2004 6:35:06 PM PDT by Rumierules
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To: Timeout
If Jill Abramson, managing editor of the New York Times, had a shred of concern over her paper's reputation

Sorry - - what reputation?
The disgraceful, former "paper of record" has no "reputation" anymore - - only an agenda.

47 posted on 10/25/2004 6:35:13 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Timeout

Sean Hannity needs to mention this to Bush in his interview tonight.


48 posted on 10/25/2004 6:35:18 PM PDT by BlindGuardian ("You'll pay for this Captain Planet!")
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To: Timeout

More importantly, we have Kerry, once again, shooting is yap off - screaming bloody murder - over a single uninformed 'news' report in the NYT. This clown does not have the temperment to be a security guard let alone CIC.


49 posted on 10/25/2004 6:35:18 PM PDT by DaveMSmith (One Day at A Time || Blue Angel in PJs)
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To: Timeout

NYT: Dooooh!! Stupid truth!!


50 posted on 10/25/2004 6:35:28 PM PDT by darkmatter
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