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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Time for media to come clean?

"Evidence mounts that ABC News, The Washington Post and other mainstream media were taken in by a fake Republican "talking points memo" on the Terri Schiavo case. Yet the media react by stonewalling.

The unsigned memo, which had no letterhead, suggested that the congressional GOP intervened for purely partisan political reasons. ABC and The Post reported that the memo was distributed to Republican senators. But Republican senators say they never saw such a document.

Is it any wonder that various polls have found that a majority of the public thinks congressional Republicans were insincere in their attempt to save this woman's life?

This is, if anything, worse than Dan Rather and CBS using fake documents to try to bring down President Bush. The New York Times reports that the memo was distributed to reporters by Democratic staffers on the Hill. Isn't it time for the media to come clean?"

-- Greg Pierce, "Inside Politics" columnist

To read more on why this memo may have been fake, read here, here, and here.

However, John Byrne at the RAWSTORY, seems to think otherwise. He thinks staffers from Republican Senator Mel Martinez of Florida were behind the memo. (What? Not Karl Rove?)


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