Skip to comments.NBC BLOWS A HOLE IN NY TIMES' EXPLOSIVES STORY (KERRY SPOT)
Posted on 10/25/2004 6:26:01 PM PDT by Timeout
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. (NBCs 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.
The brilliance of the embeds policy shows itself once more.
Sean Hannity just reported on this saying NBC just broke this story and it would be HUGE news tomorrow!
Bumpity bumpity bump
Sean managed to get this on the air at the end of a segment with former Sen. Diconcinni
I guess the Old Gray Lady has Alzheimers!
This is where the battle will be won CC, not in a small black church in Missouri.
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.
Torie Clarke, I love you, babe.
OMG......what a great find!!!!
To FRee Republic.
Great! The Slimes gets caught with their rotten fingers in the cookie jar again.
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.
Oh how I hope this is true!
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