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Wednesday, January 10, 2007
WND Hides Full Story on Berger Report
Topic: WorldNetDaily

It should be no surprise by now that WorldNetDaily will avoid telling all the facts about a story when those facts refect poorly on its political agenda. And so it is with a Jan. 9 article on a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report claiming that former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger "went to extraordinary lengths to compromise national security and that the Department of Justice could not assure the 9/11 commission it received requested documents."

A Jan. 10 Washington Post article includes important details that WND didn't:

  • The report was issued only by Republicans on the committee, not the entire committee.
  • WND quoted Republican Rep. Tom Davis as saying that "the Justice Department's assertion that Berger's statements are credible after being caught is 'misplaced,' " but the Post article states: "The Justice Department said yesterday that it had no evidence Berger's actions had deprived the commission of any documents."
  • Davis is the only person quoted in the WND article and sought no response from Berger or anyone else named in the report. The Post article, in addition to getting a response from the Justice Department, got responses from Berger's attorney and the National Archives.

So, is it "personal virtue and good character" to tell only one side of a story?

Posted by Terry K. at 4:41 PM EST

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