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Thursday, December 08, 2005 

CNN, Working Against Condi (Such Sweet Deception)

Rice: No guarantees on abuse

That’s the headline CNN chose to run with when reporting her press conference. While what they are reporting is factually not a lie, it is at best, misleading.

Her actual quotes were:

"Will there be abuses of policy? That's entirely possible, just because you're a democracy it doesn't mean that you're perfect."

She then offered assurances that any of such abuses would be investigated and punished.

"That is the only promise we can make,"

Earliear, I made a post about an article by the Jeruselem Post where they selectively quoted El Baradei of the IAEA as saying “I know they are trying to acquire the full fuel cycle. I know that acquiring the full fuel cycle means that a country is months away from nuclear weapons, and that applies to Iran and everybody else." But omitted parts where he said “The jury's out, It's difficult to read their intention. We're still going through the program to make sure it's all for peaceful purposes.”

Deceptive journalism seems to be quite the rage these days. And people wonder why the military is buying good press coverage in Iraq?

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