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Friday, April 09, 2004

The Incredible Incredibilty Defense 

Kos found an observation on Sibel Edmonds and the fact that the US press is ignoring her while the foreign press has embraced her story in the WaPo
Clearly, what we have here are two different standards of journalism: one American, one nearly global. The question is where does this difference come from?

One possible explanation is that the heart of Edmonds' story remains unconfirmed. Edmonds did work as a translator for the FBI for six months after the Sept. 11 attacks, but she was fired from her post for unspecified reasons. The documents that she says will corroborate her story have not yet surfaced and may not exist.
Interesting observation. But I think it's bullshit. Even the Bush loving Washington Times quoted Edmonds saying:
"I gave (the commission) details of specific investigation files, the specific dates, specific target information, specific managers in charge of the investigation. I gave them everything so that they could go back and follow up. This is not hearsay. These are things that are documented. These things can be established very easily."
One way they might have been established is if one of the 9/11 commissioners had asked Condaleezza Rice about it. But I will give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that they will ask her about it if they get a chance to talk to her again behind closed doors.

Not that that does us any good.

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