Monday, September 25, 2006

Joanne Morrison of Reuters, please get your story right

In your article about Bill Clinton you say the following:

Earlier this month, Clinton dismissed as "indisputably wrong" a U.S. television show that suggested her (sic) was too distracted by the Monica Lewinsky scandal to confront the Islamic militant threat that culminated in the September 11 attacks.

Bill Clinton didn't "dismiss" the allegations. The September 11 Commission Report dismissed the allegations, and had you read even one single story about that entire debacle you'd have known this. The way your story is currently written presents the issue as he-said she-said, when in fact, Clinton wasn't the one rebutting the allegations, the 9/11 Commission Report states categorically that the allegations have no basis in fact. You set up a false equivalence that lessens Clinton's claim and strengthens those who defamed him. Which is more than ironic since the story itself is about FOX News trying to defame Clinton by rewriting history.

Ms. Morrison, what you wrote is not fair, it's not correct, and it misleads the reader into thinking the issue is somehow murky when it definitively is not.

Please correct your article.

P.S. Clinton is a "he" and not a "her."

- John Aravosis, AmericaBlog

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