Tuesday, October 26, 2004

CBS planned to wreck the Bush campaign on election eve

According to the Drudge Report CBS planned to air the bogus missing Iraqi explosives story on the eve of the US Presidential elections.


News of missing explosives in Iraq -- first reported in April 2003 -- was being resurrected for a 60 MINUTES election eve broadcast designed to knock the Bush administration into a crises mode.

Jeff Fager, executive producer of the Sunday edition of 60 MINUTES, said in a statement that "our plan was to run the story on October 31, but it became clear that it wouldn't hold..."

Elizabeth Jensen at the LOS ANGELES TIMES details on Tuesday how CBS NEWS and 60 MINUTES lost the story [which repackaged previously reported information on a large cache of explosives missing in Iraq, first published and broadcast in 2003].

NBC blew the lid off the story by reporting that their imbedded reporter was with US troops when they first entered the Iraqi bunkers and found them empty.

Rathergate has an online form you can use to email all CBS affilitates with one email. Please email them and complain about this attempt at election tampering.

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