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Saturday, October 08, 2005

BBC Retracts - Herald Hung Out To Dry

It appears the BBC piece slavishly repeated in this morning's Herald was fake and inaccurate.
Nabil Shaath said he and other world leaders at a Jordan summit two years ago did not believe Mr Bush thought God had given him a personal message.

Mr Bush's spokesman said the original allegation, which will appear in a BBC documentary next week, was absurd.

The enquiry into bias must be starting to bite.
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Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 10/08/2005 10:28:00 AM

6 Comments:

Blogger JamesP said...

Shout the accusation, whisper the retraction. Leftist media SOP.

10/08/2005 12:53:00 PM  
Blogger Murray said...

So TV3 will be pulling their "voices in his head" bit they were dancing to last night?

Tui ad.

10/08/2005 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

um..a read of the link will show they haven't retracted..they are only discussing interpretation/emphasis of his words..not that he said them..(only the american spin-doctor is denying that..so to accept his word we have to accept that the palestinians just made the whole thing up....so what's to retract..?
bush is still an apocolyptic/fundamentalist nutjob....this only confirms it...

phil(whoar.co.nz)

10/08/2005 02:32:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

'spindoctor'? What sort of a fool would believe a carefully created 'quote' provided by a Palestinian 'official' which neatly fits the atheist Brit left's primary hatred: bible thumpers.

10/08/2005 02:51:00 PM  
Blogger JamesP said...

No retraction? LOL. I'll be generous and call you disingenous rather than just plain thick.
"Nabil Shaath said he and other world leaders at a Jordan summit two years ago did not believe Mr Bush thought God had given him a personal message."
I guess I must have imagined all those stories yesterday which said the exact opposite. Stories like this once from the execrable woar:
"..bush claims god told him to invade afhanistan and iraq.."

10/08/2005 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger fm said...

Clear enough for you guys:

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has denied an account by another Palestinian official of a meeting with US President George Bush in which Bush is cited as saying he believed that God told him to go to war in Afghanistan and Iraq ...

" This report is not true,” the Abbas statement said today. “I have never heard President Bush talking about religion as a reason behind the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. President Bush has never mentioned that in front of me on any occasion and specifically not during my visit in 2003."


(via Tim Blair)

10/08/2005 04:28:00 PM  

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