CBS Admits it Killed Iraq Story Because of November Elections

27 Sept. 2004 | DemocracyNow!

CBS News has taken the unusual step of publicly admitting that it has killed a major story because the network feels it would be ?inappropriate” to air it before the presidential election. The story is the result of a major six-month investigation into how the Bush administration obtained forged documents that made it appear Saddam Hussein was trying to buy uranium from the African nation Niger. The uranium claim was cited by President Bush during his 2002 State of the Union as a reason to go to attack Iraq.

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