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  •  Except (none)
    that that's NOT what the story says.

    Here's what you say:  "[Gannon] told them that in four hours the president was going to be making a speech to the nation announcing that the US was bombing Iraq."

    Here's what the story says:  "Gannon told the producer the US was going to attack Iraq four hours before President Bush announced it to the nation."

    There's a difference there, and if you can't see it, then there's something wrong wtih your vision.  In reality, we already knew he was announcing something, and Gannon probably just said what he thought that announcement would be.

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    by RFTR on Fri Feb 18, 2005 at 09:26:31 AM PST

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    •  cut and paste (none)
      directly from Americablog:

      According to the producer, Gannon specifically told them that in four hours the president was going to be making a speech to the nation announcing that the US was bombing Iraq.

      I'm sorry, perhaps it's because I'm light-headed from lack of lunch, but I cut and paste this directly from Americablog.

      After all the light that has been shed, I still have midnight in my head--RealWest

      by hillaryk on Fri Feb 18, 2005 at 09:36:10 AM PST

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      •  Yes (none)
        As I did mine.  So we're both right, strangely.

        I don't know what to make of that, except that AmericaBlog apparently doesn't know the difference between the two, and I don't know which one is actually accurate.

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        by RFTR on Fri Feb 18, 2005 at 09:40:20 AM PST

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        •  ambiguous reporting (none)
          There's clearly a difference between the two statements.

          Still, whichever it was, the producer seemed to believe it was significant enough to tell John at Americablog about it, which is interesting in and of itself.

          After all the light that has been shed, I still have midnight in my head--RealWest

          by hillaryk on Fri Feb 18, 2005 at 09:44:53 AM PST

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          •  Unless (none)
            of course, you realize that the producer is most likely a dem who has a private interest in hurting the Bush administration, and at least has the self-respect not to use his public position to do so.

            Or, then again, he's doing both and we just don't know about the other half yet.  Either way, I'm always wary of "anonymous" sources.  If this producer knows something about this, then why doesn't he come out and say it?

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            by RFTR on Fri Feb 18, 2005 at 10:00:42 AM PST

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            •  "realize that the producer... has.." (none)
              a private interest in hurting the Bush admin"

              you're treading perilously close to troll territory.

              If you're really interested in presenting an intelligent alternate perspective to the Kossacks, you'll want to drop the kneejerk RW b.s.

              •  Nice dowdification (2.25)
                I challenge the author of AmericaBlog to add one piece of information to his post: for whom did that producer friend of his vote in 2004?

                That's all the private interest I'm talking about.
                And when you look at the polling history of news producers, you'll see that it is much more likely than not that I'm right.

                And again, the basis for this, as I said, is not a kneejerk RW reaction, it's a kneejerk reaction against anonymous sources.  As you'll see if you ever try to post on my blog, I much prefer people who are willing to put a name to their claims and accusations.

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                by RFTR on Fri Feb 18, 2005 at 10:39:44 AM PST

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    •  yeah, that means (none)
      he knew about the secret attack on hussein those hours before bush officially announced the beginning of the war to the public.

      that would be known to far less fewer people in the administration. this really stinks to high heaven.

      the wording of this statement by gannon must not be allowed to be misinterpreted by the sclm and rethug hacks.

      •  that producer needs to be nailed down as (none)
        to the exact wording that gannon used.
        •  Agreed (none)
          100%

          If you come back at me with evidence that Gannon actually knew what was going to happen before anyone else, instead of the second-hand testimony of some anonymous source who may or may not have an interest in hurting either the administration or Gannon (how would we know??), then I give you my word here and now that I will respond to this post acknowledging that there is more that needs to be uncovered, and that someone in the administration is guilty of a serious crime.

          Sound good?

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          by RFTR on Fri Feb 18, 2005 at 10:41:44 AM PST

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