Tuesday, October 26, 2004

So that's what this is all about

Drudge posts a story about the "missing high explosives" story that he and the Blogosphere have already debunked:

"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 crisis 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].

"The story instead debuted in the NYT. The paper slugged the story about missing explosives from April 2003 as 'exclusive.'"

Drudge's subhead is "In 1992 it was the Iran Contra charges brought days before the election... In 2000 it was the DUI charges a few days before the vote... And Now..." which seems appropriate. He's got links and video, check it out.

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