The reams of Iraq documents have finally been released, revealing some very interesting stuff, including documents supporting the link between Bin Laden and Saddam. And what does the media do? They basically tell us that they shouldn’t be believed.
Rather than simply reporting the facts and circumstances surrounding the source of the documents, and letting the reader decide how credible they are, ABC takes the remarkable step of adding a lengthy editorial note at the end of the story, discounting the veracity of the document.
Just to make sure the reader draws the “correct” conclusion about the legitimacy of the documents I guess.
Then again, at least ABC was kind enough to openly segregate the reporting with the editorializing this time.