Sunday, August 10, 2008
ABC and the Anthrax Scare
Wilshire & Washington
August 04, 2008
Nearly obscured in the coverage of presidential politics last week was the suicide death of Bruce E. Ivins, the government's lead suspect in the anthrax attacks --- and the fact that the source of the terror following 9/11 may indeed have come from a domestic source, and not Iraq, was not lost on several commentators. Glenn Greenwald of Slate calls ABC News to task for its reporting at the time that cited government sources who claimed that Iraq was likely behind the attacks.
Greenwald writes, "Much more important than the general attempt to link the anthrax to Islamic terrorists, there was a specific intent -- indispensably aided by ABC News -- to link the anthrax attacks to Iraq and Saddam Hussein. In my view, and I've written about this several times and in great detail to no avail, the role played by ABC News in this episode is the single greatest, unresolved media scandal of this decade."
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Added: August 04, 2008