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White House Edits ABC News Then Takes It Back

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posted on Nov, 3 2007 @ 02:23 PM
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White House Edits ABC News Then Takes It Back


blogs.abcnews.com

ABC News' Jonathan Karl Reports: News flash -- The White House has selectively edited a report on Iraq, taking out negative information and distorting the report's meaning.

This isn't about intelligence or weapons of mass destruction. It's my report on Thursday's evening on World News with Charles Gibson.

The report noted "violence in Iraq is down and down considerably" in virtually every category, but my report also noted that "there has been almost no political progress on the national
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posted on Nov, 3 2007 @ 02:23 PM
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I guess freedom of the press is free as long as you say what Bush & Co. want to hear.

Isn't it illegal for the US government to do this sort of thing?

Is there even anything that can be done to prevent them from doing this in the future?

Whoever it was in the government that actually did the "editing" should have some sort of charges brought up on them for manipulating/editing the news that the public has access to.

The whole reason for having "Freedom of the Press" is so the public would be informed as to what their government was doing, be it good or bad. So, why even have "Freedom of the Press" if the government is going to manipulate or edit the news we get.



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[edit on 3/11/07 by Keyhole]



posted on Nov, 3 2007 @ 03:03 PM
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It's not exactly illegal, it is propaganda via information editing/control.

Control of media is and has been a technique used for decades. Only thing is now, it is looser than what it was when radio first came out before television. Just look at how the times have changed the TV. A trend most don't thinnk about because it was largely unknown.

Todays information world, it is more so obvious and harder to conceal.
Take for example the cooked up news reports, mentioned not too long ago.



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