Skip to comments.NBC BLOWS A HOLE IN NY TIMES' EXPLOSIVES STORY (KERRY SPOT)
Posted on 10/25/2004 6:26:01 PM PDT by Timeout
Jim Miklaszewski of NBC News pretty much dismantled the New York Times attack on behalf of Kerry today.
NBC News: Miklaszewski: April 10, 2003, only three weeks into the war, NBC News was embedded with troops from the Army's 101st Airborne as they temporarily take over the Al Qakaa weapons installation south of Baghdad. But these troops never found the nearly 380 tons of some of the most powerful conventional explosives, called HMX and RDX, which is now missing. The U.S. troops did find large stockpiles of more conventional weapons, but no HMX or RDX, so powerful less than a pound brought down Pan Am 103 in 1988, and can be used to trigger a nuclear weapon. In a letter this month, the Iraqi interim government told the International Atomic Energy Agency the high explosives were lost to theft and looting due to lack of security. Critics claim there were simply not enough U.S. troops to guard hundreds of weapons stockpiles, weapons now being used by insurgents and terrorists to wage a guerrilla war in Iraq. (NBCs Nightly News, 10/25/04)
If Jill Abramson, managing editor of the New York Times, had a shred of concern over her paper's reputation for getting the facts right never mind objectivity or fairness, she would be running the correction - or at least this blatantly contradictory information - in the giant headline font and above-the-fold location that today's story got. But I guess the interest in echoing the sentiments of Maureen Dowd is more important than getting it right at the Old Gray Lady.
Good job! Some of us tried to calm all those Freepers last night who were freaking out over this. Some were trolls but others were legit Freepers who sometimes panic too easily.
This turkey of a story ain't going nowhere. The New York Slimes got caught in another whopper. The funniest part was how the DUmmies were convinced that this would be the issue that finally sank President Bush.
This is GREAT!
BTW, Did anyone catch the Bush interview with Sean tonight? It was pretty good. Alot of the same ol same ol, but it shows a stark contrast between the two candidates. Will you EVER see Kerry open up like Bush does, how he shows emotion? Kerry apparently can't connect like Bush does.
Of course, PD ... Torie Clarke. God Bless her! Thanks.
The Presidents interview was taped on Saturday.
The Presidents interview was taped on Saturday.
You ARE new, aren't you?
Good job! Welcome to Free Republic.
ping: wonder if the BC 04 campaign knew this NBC story was coming
If you are out there, you can say "I told you so" --- I deserve it. Thanks again for your help last night!
Seems to me that if the RATS had anything on our pres for an October surprise, algore would have used it in '00? what's comming out now is just old useless info. Am I wrong?
I never thought I'd say this but... way to go NBC!
Okay, now I have to go take a shower...
ROFL! I do love with the MSM turns on each other. Even if it's only temporary.
Well well well.
The embedded reporters were a brilliant idea and a Godsend.
(I'll never forget the images, the reports, the being there with our troops as they went in and the cameras were there).
NY Slimes Jayson Blair alert!!!
You get the last laugh...as we all will November 2.
The old gray whore should apologize and so should her pimp, John Kerry... who jumped all over this story to politize it.
Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent miscellaneous ping list.
Oh, I didn't know. You double posted : o lol
It's in their blood. Anti-conservative and anti-American. They did the same to Nixon and Reagan.
Doesn't this mean that the UN lied about Saddam having these weapons?
It would take a convoy of almost 100 tractor trailers to move the HE and 4 to move the WMD.
If Rove can't use this to knockout Kerry and his left wing Garmara, he ain't worth a crap.
Thanks for that info
Kerry mentioned in his Interview with Katie Courtic this morning that Hannity interviewed the President last week
Welcome to Free Republic!!
Now watch how you sling that term "Old Gray Lady " around!
signed: g'ma of 15
The HE was never there.
Thank GOD this is coming out. When my son saw this over the weekend he was STEAMING.(101st AB infantryman)
MSNBC is (color me shocked) telling the truth. If this doesn't get enough factual coverage the 101st AB via DoD will release a press statement.
Tori Clarke...was brilliant:)
The troops arrived to find none of the high explosives back in 2003. So the NY SLimes headlining today about us "not securing" the ammo dump rings hollow, as does any text on the Old Red Lady's pages.
The NYT's has moved on to the Geneva convention, or should we say back? now. Their BIG story bombed today, so onward to the next worn out attack. LOL
The MSM is going to look back and realize what they have done one of these days. They revealed how far they are willing to go to destroy this President, and in effect, immunized him. They don't have the power to destroy this man.
Raise hell with the "Public editor", or ombudsman of the NY Times, at:
Flood the SOB with e-mails. He reads them all. I just sent him one on another matter.
Thanks for the Breaking designation. Mods are the best, as always!!!
For a first time poster, you sure came out with a bang!
Gee, do you suppose maybe all that diddling around for months with the UN gave terrorists ample opportunity to squirrel the explosives away somewhere BEFORE we arrived? Nah, who'd believe that...
Thanks for the ping! I just saw Sean say this and m jaw dropped.
####Kerry apparently can't connect like Bush does####
Rush ran a great parody today. It was Clinton & Kerry campaigning together to generate enthusiasm among black voters. Kerry kept talking in that Boston Brahmin aristocratic accent about how he understood life in the hood. I don't know if you all remember Sanford & Son, but there was a white cop on that show who would always try to talk in ghetto slang and would screw it up every time. Anyhow, that's what happened to Kerry in this parody. Clinton kept telling him to keep quiet so he could do all the talking. LOL!
Al Qakaa est el ka ka
When I watched Brit tonight, I couldn't believe he reported the Times story as fact. The media must think search engines are some new technology we've installed in our airports.
Umm, for people that think, nothing is going to change their vote at this point. Right now we are concentrating on the undecideds, and for them, this stuff means nothing. To them, it is all about "feelings."
The NY Times story actually never stated that there were explosives there when the troops arrived. They do state that the troops found nothing when they arrived, but they've buried that fact under alot of speculation and spin such that they imply that Bush let the explosives get looted. You can bet that they will retract nothing.
Ashlee Simpson dance!
As soon as I saw the story was from the NYT, I figured I had but to sit back and wait for the real truth to come out.
I believe you are correct, if they had anything, anything at all they would have used it by now. They recycling old news, remember the national guard story they tried to resurrect and put some extra pepper on it by sending in FAKE documents. Again the bloggers came to the rescue and were the first to prove the documents as false. Everything they have tried to throw at this president has fallen flat on its face, LOL oh ya...
Landslides a comming, get the toaster ready...
Why did it not ruin my lunch? Because I'm praying, y'all. I believe in the power of prayer. Landslide, Lord. Let there be no doubt. Please make it so. Amen.
Good catch! This is from NBC? Wow!
A great find. What are they trying to do -- take over Fox's job of being fair?
Hannity is talking about Fast Eddie Rendell blocking the Military being able to vote in PA
Tonight on the radio Fast Eddie FINALLY admited that ballots were late in getting out
THEN ... Fast Eddie says he'll overnight them (Fedx ??) to the troops
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