October 29, 2004
If ever there was a case of collusion, conspiracy and an attempt to influence an election, the unholy alliance between the New York Times and CBS News is it.
The two media giants conspired to publicize a story that alleged tons of explosives have gone missing under the noses of American troops in Iraq and because of the incompetence of President Bush.
It isn't true.
An NBC News reporter noted that the explosives disappeared before American forces arrived in Iraq and there is some question how useful they are.
Nevertheless, Senator Kerry has been trumpeting the bogus story as fact and the New York Times has refused to correct its error.
CBS News had planned to broadcast the story next Monday night, election eve.
Obviously this would have meant no opportunity to find out the facts.
By publishing it now, the New York Times allowed enough time for the truth to be told.
This is a bigger outrage than Dan Rather's faked National Guard documents.
These people will stop at nothing to elect John Kerry.
The public should take their revenge by boycotting the newspaper and the network.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.