October 28, 2004

Drudge: ABC News WITHHELD parts of terror video from the Feds

A new charge from The Drudge Report this afternoon in the terror video received by ABC News over the weekend: ABC held back the last 15 minutes of the newest Al Qaeda video, which was received by ABC from a contact in Pakistan over this past weekend.

ABCNEWS withheld portions of an alarming new al Qaeda videotape which warns the next terror attack will dwarf 9/11 from the feds when they submitted the video for analysis, a top federal source tells the DRUDGE REPORT.

ABC strongly denies the charge.

"What took place on September 11 was but the opening salvo of the global war on America and that our Lord willing, the magnitude and ferocity of what is coming your way will make you forget all about September 11," the man, whose face is covered by a headdress, warns in the video. "After decades of American tyranny, now it's your turn to die."

A top goverment source said from Washington that ABC withheld the final 15 minutes of the tape from the feds -- the portion of the tape where the man warns of retribution for Americans electing Bush and Cheney.

"The FBI did not see the last 15 mins," the source claims.

"You are guilty, guilty, guilty. You're as guilty as Bush and Cheney. You're as guilty as Rumsfeld and Ashcroft and Powell...," the man states.

He goes on to warn of an upcoming horror: "The streets will run with blood," and "America will mourn in silence" because they will be unable to count the number of the dead.

"People of America, that was the verdict now for the sentencing: as participants and partners in the crimes of the regime, you too shall pay the price for the blood that has been spilled."

One ABC source, who demanded anonymity, said Thursday morning, the network was struggling to find a correct journalistic "balance" before airing any story on the video.

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

Or, to look at this logically, ABC does not want to put out something that might benefit President Bush and his chances at reelection.

It is widely felt that AQ elements might attack the US in the days leading up to the election in hopes that American citizens would elect John Kerry out of fear for our collective safety. However, most analysts from both sides of the political aisle believe that such an attack would remind the American public of the danger we face, and how President Bush helped to overcome those fears after 9/11 -- and vote in increasing numbers for Bush next week.

It is speculated that ABC News, seeing this writing on the wall (and of course considering their on-the-record stance of doing whatever they can to remove the Bush Administration from the White House), wants to spike this story, at least until after Tuesday. After all, they want to give their boy (Ketchup Boy) a good chance if they can for Tuesday.

If Americans die as a result of ABC's action or inaction, every individual involved in this debacle inside of ABC News needs to be prosecuted for treason. This is not something that is worth playing games with. But here we are -- with ABC playing political games with the lives of the American public.

UPDATE 6p ET: New word out that ABC News plans on playing the video on World News Tonight at 6:30p ET. It is not known whether or not it will be the entire tape or not.

Posted by mhking at October 28, 2004 05:44 PM

Well, the psychopathic homocide murderers have just convinced me to vote Republican!

Posted by: Julie Anne Fidler at October 29, 2004 09:58 AM
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