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October 28, 2004

In Videotaped Threat, Al Qaeda Formally Endorses John Kerry

But the shocks continue: Unbiased, objective ABCNews Withheld That Part of the Tape from the CIA

Gee, you'd think that if Al Qaeda were in favor of John Kerry, they'd just come out and say so.

Oh, right, they just did.

And don't give me that crap that they didn't endorse John Kerry. There are only two men on the ballot, and if they don't want one, they by necessity favor the other.

Kinda shoots to hell John Kerry's argument that Bush hasn't been effective against Al Qaeda. Apparently Al Qaeda begs to differ.

And isn't awfully funny that ABCNews -- a news organization, mind you, dedicated, ahem, to reporting news to the public -- chose to not just embargo the tape, but to withhold that Kerry-harming part of the tape from the freaking CIA?

It's their "news-judgment," you know. "News-judgment" is their ability to know better what you need to know, or what you should believe, than you do.

They teach them that in their one and a half years of J-school. J-school is just amazing. It turns our little corps of talentless, half-smart jackass college newspaper wannabees into erudite Philospher Kings and chartered members of the Revolutionary Vanguard.

Doctors and lawyers, on the other hand-- stupid. Don't listen to them.

Just reporters.

Because they're better than you are.

PS: What becomes now of Mickey Kaus' ludicrous spinning that Al Qaeda really wants George Bush elected president?

Will he revisit the question? Or just pretend he hasn't been making this case for the past year, or that this tape somehow doesn't accurately reflect the terrorist mindset?

Update: ABCNews Worries Over the "political implications":

"This is not something you just throw out there while people are voting," the ABC source explained.

Isn't that terribly funny? They sure seem to fret about the political implications a hell of a lot more when the political implications aid a Republican.

When the implications hurt a Republican-- well, then, they have a duty to report, no matter what the consequences.

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