CBS Nixes '60 Minutes' Story on Iraq War
 
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CBS Nixes '60 Minutes' Story on Iraq War
Sat Sep 25, 2004 18:36
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CBS Nixes '60 Minutes' Story on Iraq War
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20040925/D85AOO8O0.html

Sep 25, 11:17 AM (ET)
NEW YORK (AP) -

CBS News has shelved a "60 Minutes" report on the rationale for war in
Iraq

Because it would be "inappropriate" to air it so close to the
presidential election, the network said on Saturday.

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( I wonder who told them a story on the Non-Existent WMD would be
INAPPROPRIATE So CLOSE to a Presidential Election ?) ( George ? !)
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The report on weapons of mass destruction was set to air on Sept. 8 but
was put off in favor of a story on President Bush's National Guard
service. The Guard story was discredited because it relied on documents
impugning Bush's service that were apparently fake.

CBS News spokeswoman Kelli Edwards would not elaborate on why the timing
of the Iraq report was considered inappropriate.

The report, with Ed Bradley as the correspondent, has long been in the
works. Originally scheduled for June, it was first put off because of
new developments, Edwards said.
CBS said no other reports on the presidential election have been
affected.
The network last week appointed former U.S. Attorney General Dick
Thornburgh and retired Associated Press chief executive Louis Boccardi
to investigate what went wrong with the National Guard report and
recommend changes.
The controversy has put CBS News officials squarely on the fire line,
particularly anchor Dan Rather, who narrated the National Guard report.
Meanwhile, the network announced that Rather would anchor the network's
coverage of all three presidential debates, starting Sept. 30.

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