ABC Trumpets Greenspan’s Bush Went to War for Oil, Ignores His Real View

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on September 19, 2007

ABC anchor Dan Harris,… at the top of Sunday’s World News … highlighted how “one of the most respected figures in Washington says the Bush administration went to war in Iraq because of oil.” Harris soon referred to it as “an eyebrow raising allegation on Iraq” in a new book from Alan Greenspan, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve. But after a Monday Washington Post story, in which Greenspan declared that oil was “not the administration’s motive,” and an appearance by Mr. Greenspan on the Today show made abundantly clear the inaccuracy of the implication that Greenspan was somehow endorsing a…theory about how George W. Bush went to war to financially benefit Dick Cheney’s oil industry friends. ABC’s World News on Monday failed to offer any correction for its incendiary, and erroneous, reporting. In fact, the September 17 World News didn’t mention Greenspan at all.

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