Friday, February 04, 2005
The “Bulge” Returns
Raw Story links to a story in the January/February 2005 issue of FAIR’s EXTRA magazine reporting that New York Times executive editors, in the weeks leading up to the November Presidential election, killed a story exposing Deep Throat’s son, George W. Bush, as having cheated during the Presidential debates by receiving prompts to answers through an electronic receiver and an induction earpiece first noticed in hastily arraigned reverse angle shots of the candidates:
The paper put a good deal of effort into this important story about presidential competence and integrity; they [reporters and sources for the story] claim that a story was written, edited and scheduled to run on several different days, before senior editors finally axed it at the last minute on Wednesday evening, October 27. A Times journalist, who said that Times staffers were "pretty upset" about the killing of the story, claims the senior editors felt Thursday was "too close" to the election to run such a piece. Emails from the Times to the NASA scientist corroborate these sources’ accounts.
Receiver and earpiece
The EXTRA story by Dave Lindorff also says the New York Times was not the only paper to refuse gift-wrapped photographic evidence from JPL imaging expert Dr. Robert M. Nelson of Mr. Bush’s debate cheating:
After first offering it unsuccessfully to his local paper, the Pasadena Star-News, and then, with equal lack of success, to the Post-Gazette in Pittsburgh, where he had gone to college, he offered it to the Los Angeles Times. (In all his media contacts, Nelson says, he offered the use of his enhanced photos free of charge.) "About three weeks before the election, I gave the photos to the L.A. Times’ Eric Slater, who shopped them around the paper," recalls Nelson. "After four days, in which they never got back to me, I went to the New York Times.”
Follow the EXTRA link and read the story, which also includes an appearance by Deep Throat favorite Bob Woodward of the Washington Post.
Previous posts about this story:
October 16, 2004
October 26, 2004
October 29, 2004
Images: Commission on Presidential Debates, EXTRA