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Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Lack of Disclosure Watch

A Nov. 6 article by Dawn Rizzoni on a trip by relatives of slain U.S. soldiers to Iraq, organized by Move America Forward, doesn't disclose a lot of things.

First, it's cobbled together from press releases.  The first section of the article details comments by the prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan, which first appeared in a Nov. 5 MAF press release. Other quotes come from a Nov. 4 press release.

Second, Rizzoni fails to offer any description of MAF; it's a conservative-leaning, liberal-bashing political group. 

Third, Rizzoni noted a previous CNS article that "a newly released book" claimed that John Kerry "tried to recruit them at their son's funeral to speak out against President Bush and the war in Iraq." But Rizzoni failed to note that the book was written by Melanie Morgan, chairwoman of MAF -- the group she featured in her Frankensteined article.

UPDATE: Why, lookie here! WorldNetDaily built an article around those very same MAF press releases. 

Posted by Terry K. at 1:13 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, November 7, 2006 1:33 AM EST

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