Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Now, Why Would They Do That?
By way of Mark Kleiman, an update on the "Kerry intern" silliness. I haven't been paying much attention, but I decided to read the news stories he links to. And found something, shall we say, veerrry int-er-esting.

Here's the ABC News Story, discussing the statements made by Polier's parents: The statement did not address purported quotes by Polier's parents in the British tabloid The Sun that were harshly critical of Kerry.

Here's the SF Chronicle story: The statement did not address purported quotes by Polier's parents in the British tabloid The Sun that were harshly critical of Kerry. But in a later statement e-mailed to the AP in New York, Terry Polier said he was misquoted by the Sun and that his wife never talked to the Sun reporter. Contacted early Tuesday, the Sun had no immediate comment.

Now, the interesting part is that IT IS THE SAME STORY, taken off the AP wire. I have compared them, as as far as I can see that is the only missing sentence. Can anyone think of a good reason why ABC News chose to leave out the second half of the paragraph?