William Chirolas -- World News Trust
Oct. 27, 2006 -- At George W. Bush's news conference Wednesday, the ABC feed appeared to show Bush as a puppet again -- by way of an earpiece feed. This voice prompting Bush was noted in a Daily Kos interchange: "pacoyogi: I was watching his opening remarks while having breakfast at a diner ... the ABC feed was picking up whoever was speaking to him on his earpiece. If anyone DVR'd it off of ABC, it might be interesting to post."
We now have the "early feed" on ABC Sept. 11, 2001. We now have the June 6, 2004, CNN D-Day broadcast where it was clear another voice spoke before Bush -- but as always none checked to see if picking up the second voice proved Bush was a puppet, or if it was innocent and the second voice was just the result of audio that was out of sync with audio/video.
We now have the first debate in 2004 and Bush's demand for quiet ("Now let me finish!") so he could think, speaking to a room that had been and was totally silent.
And then we have the New York Times killing the debate story after writing the story (the killing of the story proven by the emails to NASA scientist Dr. Robert M. Nelson, a 30-year Jet Propulsion Laboratory veteran who works on photo imaging for NASA's various space probes and currently is part of a photo enhancement team for the Cassini Saturn space probe, http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2012
Per reporter <http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=10&author_id=266> Dave Lindorff, the story was actually given to the Los Angeles Times and two local papers that showed no interest. An excerpt of <http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=10&author_id=266> Dave Lindorff 's report is below:
"A lot of hoops"
While the New York Times seems to have been the only newspaper to write an investigative story on the Bush bulge and then kill it, it was not the only paper to duck the story about the bulge and its dramatic confirmation and delineation by Nelson. In addition to the L. A. Times and the two local papers that showed no interest, Nelson says that the same day he learned that his story had been killed at the Times, October 28, he received a phone call from Washington Post assistant managing editor Bob Woodward, famous for his investigative reports on Watergate. "Woodward said he'd heard the Times had killed the story and asked me if I could send the photos to him," says Nelson.
The JPL scientist did so immediately, via email, noting that he had also been in touch with Salon magazine. He says Woodward then sent his photographs over to a photo analyst at the paper to check them for authenticity, which Nelson says was confirmed.
A day later, realizing time was getting short, Nelson called Woodward back.
Recalls Nelson: "He told me, 'Look, I'm going to have to go through a lot of hoops to get this story published. You're already talking to Salon. Why don't you work with them?'" (Several emails to Woodward asking him about Nelson's account have gone unanswered.)
At that point Nelson, despairing of getting the pictures in a major publication, went with the online magazine Salon. This reporter subsequently asked Nelson to do a similar photo analysis of digital images of Bush's back taken from the tapes of the second and third presidential debates. The resulting photos, which also clearly show the cueing device and magnetic loop harness under his jacket on both occasions, were posted, together with Nelson's images from the first debate, on the news website of Mother Jones magazine (10/30/04)."