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Justice gave White House time to destroy records - NPR buries story (english)
by Charles Jenks
Email: charles (nospam) mtdata.com
Address: Traprock Peace Center, 103A Keets Road, Deerfield, MA 01342
03 Oct 2003
On Oct 2nd, Nina Totenberg reported on NPR that the Justice Dept. granted a White House request to delay an order to preserve records for the criminal investigation on the CIA agent's exposure. NPR then deleted the report from the show's transcript.
CIA Exposure Scandal: Justice Granted White House Delay on Preserving Records for Investigation
Nina Totenberg Reports on NPR, which then deletes revelation from show's transcript
On October 2nd, Nina Totenberg reported on Morning Edition that
the Justice Department granted a White House request to delay a directive to
preserve its records as part of the CIA exposure scandal. Then, NPR deletes her report from its
transcript of the show.
Why did the Justice Department delay its directive to not destroy
phone and email records? Does this action support call for independent
Why did NPR delete what was clearly the most interesting (as well
as the most damaging) part of Nina Totenberg's interview on Morning Edition?
Thanks to Robert E. Reynolds for transcribing the lost
segment. Thanks to buzzflash.com
for posting Reynolds' work. Traprock discovered the NPR deletion when it
followed Reynolds' advice to purchase the transcript of the show, only to find
that Totenberg's report on the cooperation between the White House and the
Justice Department had been deleted from the transcript.
Luckily, NPR had neglected to delete the report from the
audio. You can hear the audio of
the missing report at Traprock's site - http://traprockpeace.org/npr_totenberg_oct_02_2003.html****
Also at http://www.traprockpeace.org
**Updates to national 'depleted' uranium tour. After the Oct 2nd stop in Bloomington,
IN, the next stop is Oct 4 in Rapid City, SD. See the evolving itinerary and
watch for Texas dates posted within a few days. Austin and Houston have
confirmed with Dallas coming along. The tour continues to
Washington state, Oregon, and California, with dates confirming in
Missouri, Texas and New Mexico and back to Indiana.
**Scott Ritter is coming on October 7 - watch for the audio of his
presentation with Randy Kehler and Juanita Nelson.
**The Campus Antiwar Network (CAN) - http://www.antiwarnetwork.org- has
published the schedule of its national tour. CAN and Traprock are working
together in bringing Doug Rokke to Austin as part of the DU Tour. http://www.antiwarnetwork.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=4
****Glen Rangwala has updated his definitive analysis of Iraq's
proscribed weapons with references for further reading on many specific issues.
**See also links to British reaction to the failure to find WMD's
Coming soon: audio
resources and photo journals (Scott Ritter; presentations and interviews at the
World Uranium Weapons Conference in Hamburg, Germany; interviews in Europe with
leading activists and authorities concerning Iraq and human rights. Plus, continual updates and reports on
the US 'depleted' uranium tour and reports from the CAN national conference in
Chicago, November 1-2.