October 28, 2004
Drudge reports that the Al Qaeda videotape obtained by ABC News was sent to the FBI and the CIA and has since been authenticated. But ABC cut the last fifteen minutes of the tape, the portion where Americans are threatened with greater attacks if Bush and Cheney are re-elected, according to Drudge’s unnamed top government source.
ABC thinks it knows what the CIA ought to see, but they’re reportedly still scratching their heads about what they should say to us proles.
One ABC source, who demanded anonymity, said Thursday morning, the network was struggling to find a correct journalistic “balance” before airing any story on the video.
Here’s some advice for you guys. Just air the damn tape without any edits or comments. You report. We’ll decide.