MoveOn Pressures CBS to Run Another Questionable Story

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At the Volokh Conspiracy, Jim Lindgren reports that the moonbats at moveon.org are pressuring CBS to run yet another false story: the Niger uranium story they canceled in the wake of the fraudulent memo scandal.

Date: Monday, September 27
From: Peter Schurman, moveon.org
Subject: CBS censoring the truth about Bush’s case for war

Dear MoveOn member,

President Bush based his famous and false claim that Iraq was seeking uranium from Niger on a set of crudely forged documents. For the last two years, no one has uncovered who falsified these documents, which lie at the heart of Bush’s case for war.

Now, CBS’ 60 Minutes program has uncovered new and important revelations about the Bush administration’s reliance on the documents. But, in an unprecedented and astonishing move, CBS bumped the report back until after the election, saying it would be “inappropriate” to air the piece when it might interfere with the political season.

It’s outrageous that a major TV news outlet would censor an important piece of news for political reasons. Especially since this report has met CBS’ standards for accuracy — it’s true. One can only assume that CBS is buckling under pressure from the right — and that’s just plain wrong.

Again we see the connections between leftist media, flushed out into the open in their desperate rush to bring down President Bush; Salon.com was apparently given a tape of CBS’s canceled broadcast, and are echoing MoveOn’s call for the show to be aired.

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